There is a lot of uncertainty in the world at the moment, but providing a safe space to have a conversation can help them open up.
1 in 6 children aged 5-16 likely to have a mental health problem, and in the last three years, the likelihood of young people having a mental health problem has increased by 50%. Now, five children in a classroom of 30 are likely to have a mental health problem.
Physical exercise has been proven to reduce depression, lower stress and anxiety levels, lift moods, increase energy levels, boost concentration, improve sleep and increase your self-esteem and confidence. Whether it is going for a brisk walk, running for 15 minutes, or doing some light yoga as a family, positive movement is crucial in helping everyone achieve a positive mental wellbeing.
For younger children play can be a great way to help them talk about their worries, or give them a good distraction when they’re upset. Active play is a great way for parents/carers to learn and understand the way their child is feeling, whilst also boosting their activity levels, energy levels and lifting their mood.