As part of children’s mental health week between 1st February and 7th February, we will be taking the time to focus on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.
Working closely alongside Place2Be they have provided us with useful content which we will be sharing with you this week to help you ‘express yourself’, which is this year’s theme.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.
It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.
“Children need a way to process and make sense of their experiences, but as neuroscience shows us, simply talking about problems often isn’t enough. That’s where the power of creativity becomes an essential healing tool, because it offers the means for children to ‘work things out’ as well as expressing their feelings and telling their stories. In doing so, children can envision a better, more hopeful future.”
Click here if you would like to know more about Place2be. – https://www.place2be.org.uk/