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National Week of Play: How nature nurtures our mental health

  “Our relationship with nature – how much we notice, think about and appreciate our natural surroundings – is a critical factor in supporting good mental health and preventing distress.” The above quote is taken from ‘Nature: How connecting with nature benefits our mental health‘, a report by the Mental Health Foundation.   Immerse yourself in nature…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 – Loneliness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this years theme is loneliness. The Campaign to End Loneliness says “In total , 45% of adults feel occasionally, sometimes or often lonely in England. This equates to twenty five million people.” Action for Children have also reported 24% of parents surveyed said they were always or…

Loneliness

We can all be affected by loneliness at different points during our life and being a parent can often make us feel lonely or isolated. Feeling lonely can leave us feeling embarrassed and low but it’s important to remember that feeling lonely is perfectly normal and that  there is help out there to help us…

April is Stress Awareness Month

If you have found our stress levels rising over the last few years, you’re not alone.     Stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing, especially if it goes on for many months or years. Worrying  about our health, work and finances can leave us not knowing where to start to…

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week

The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is  Growing Together.   Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of…

Bᴇɪɴɢ Tᴏɢᴇᴛʜᴇʀ Mʏ Bᴀʙʏ ᴀɴᴅ Mᴇ

Bᴇɪɴɢ Tᴏɢᴇᴛʜᴇʀ Mʏ Bᴀʙʏ ᴀɴᴅ Mᴇ – 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 FREE 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆  – 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁 FREE virtual 5 week post-natal support programme for families developed by the Early Years Alliance FREE sessions include: • Brain development and sensory play • Early language and communication • Positive mental health and the outdoors…

Mental Health Support over the Festive Period

The festive period can be a difficult time for families but Qwell can help. Qwell is a safe and confidential space to share experiences and gain support from our community and qualified professionals. Support when you need it They aim to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of adults across the UK. Join today…

World Mental Health Day – How Five to Thrive can help

Sunday the 10th October was World Mental Health Day which helps us to focus on the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing, especially as parents. In 2020, one in six school-aged children was identified with a mental health problem. This has risen from one in ten in 2004 and one in nine in 2017.…

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