mental health

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New Alliance publication helps settings to prioritise children’s mental health and wellbeing

The Early Years Alliance has launched a new publication giving early years practitioners the confidence to adequately meet children’s presenting needs.

New Alliance publication Prioritising Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing is timely as it is set against a challenging backdrop. As the world is slowly recovering from a pandemic, there has been an increase in reported cases of...

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New Campaign that Keeps an i On Dads

iCandy Team up with Celebrity Personal Trainer in Exciting Initiative to Support Dads

Over the last few weeks iconic pushchair brand, iCandy, has been running a truly thoughtful initiative to support dads. Dads Club, is an inspired social concept to support new dads, work on their fitness, improve their mental health and encourage them to schedule in a little ‘me time’.

With a new...

Postnatal depression: How to ask your partner if they’re okay

Postnatal depression: How to ask your partner if they’re okay

Welcoming a baby into the world is an exciting and life-changing occasion, but don’t underestimate how overwhelming it can be too. By trying to block out those feelings of stress or anxiety, there’s a risk that those emotions could lead to you or your partner developing postnatal depression (PND) – a condition which...

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How Can Gardening be Entertaining for Children?

Spring is approaching, so it’s a perfect time to make use of the outdoors in the warmer weather. Especially for your children, it can seem difficult to find anything that distracts them from their devices. But once you discover something different yet entertaining to do outdoors, it’s no doubt that they will no longer be glued to their screens. But how can you persuade them to step outside...

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Increased mental health support for children and young people

£10 million to extend senior mental health lead training to reach more schools and colleges

Thousands of young people will benefit from additional mental health support in their schools, colleges and universities, the government has announced.

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the Department for Education is today (12 May 2022) announcing a further £7 million for schools and...

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How to get the kids involved with gardening this spring

Spring is finally here, the trees are starting to get their leaves, and you may have even noticed a daffodil or two while you’re out and about. This time of year marks the start of the growing season and is all about nature, which makes now the perfect time to get out in the garden and enjoy all that spring has to offer. Even better, gardening is a great activity to do with the family....

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Boat of Hope for youth mental health launches World Record Boat Pull attempt

Bernie Hollywood to pull Boat of Hope 300 miles in honour of young lives lost to suicide

Bernie Hollywood OBE, the 63 year-old philanthropist behind the Boat of Hope campaign for youth mental health, will on 1st April embark on a 30-day Boat Pull for a record-breaking 300 miles over land at MOD Lyneham, Chippenham, as a prelude to the solo transatlantic crossing he will undertake for charity...

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British Psychological Society renews calls to prioritise children’s mental health and wellbeing in schools

British Psychological Society renews calls to prioritise children’s mental health and wellbeing in schools following publication of Education Committee’s government catch up programme report

The British Psychological Society (BPS) has raised concerns that the Education Committee’s report into the government’s catch-up programme does not go far enough to prioritise children’s mental health and...

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Childline launches mental health campaign aimed at boys

  • Boys less likely to talk to Childline about mental health issues than girls
  • National data in 2020 shows more than 120 boys died by suicide
  • Childline launches ‘We All Feel It’ campaign to help boys who are struggling to ask for help with their mental health

Childline has found boys are five times less likely to talk with the service’s trained...

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The most tainted way to see love and to learn love

A blog written by Free your Mind ambassador – Joss Simmons

For me growing up around domestic violence was life changing it was scary and tearful. I feel as though it is the most tainted way to see love and to learn love.

Seeming as it is the person doing the damage is the exact same person who claims they are doing it out of love. Being the child in the middle of it all,...