This week, 4th- 10th February, is Children’s Mental Health Week.
Mental Health in children is a topic which is frightfully overlooked in society. Children’s mental health week aims to change this by creating awareness surrounding mental health in schools and children’s organisations.
Here at Springfit we strive to have every child leaving our classes with a smile on their face. However, we understand that life isn’t as simple as that with 56% of children claiming they are always worried about something.
With regret, we know that we cannot solve children’s mental health overnight but we can help to make each child at our club experience the fun that they deserve.
Exercise is an outstanding way to improve ones mental health as it produces endorphins. Therefore, joining one of our classes can not only provide enjoyment but physically help to maintain a child’s mental health.
Further tips on improving your child’s mental health include obtaining the correct amount of sleep which is at least 10 hours for preschoolers, at least 9 hours for 6-13 years and at least 8 hours for 13+. A lack of sleep can have a dramatically negative effect on your child’s well being and mental health.
We encourage all parents to further research how to improve children’s mental health.
Find out more at the Children’s Mental Health Week website – https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/