It’s #TimeToTalk – Children’s Emotional Health

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It’s vitally important to remember that children are just as vulnerable to mental illness as adults are. In fact their emotional well being when younger is claimed to be the most important factor in determining satisfaction in adulthood. Have a gander at this article, exploring what the latest research says.

The emotional and mental wellbeing of children also has a huge impact on factors such as their engagement with and success in education, the development of social skills and, of course, their experience of life as young people. It’s therefore important, no vital, that we prioritise their emotional and mental health as they grow. Whether as family members, friends or professionals, we should be striving to help children maintain good mental health throughout childhood. We should also be raising and educating them with a positive attitude and awareness of mental health and mental illness. By doing this we will see stigma and discrimination disappear as open discourse about mental health becomes an every day topic.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health then please don’t be afraid to reach out and talk to someone. You are not alone and help is available. By opening up and starting the conversation we can move forward together and look to a mentally healthy future. Below are links to a range of fantastic organisations that can provide information, advice and services.

The Samaritans – http://www.samaritans.org
Mind – http://www.mind.org.uk
Young Minds – http://www.youngminds.org.uk
Papyrus (prevention of young suicide) – https://www.papyrus-uk.org
Rethink Mental Illness – http://www.rethink.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – https://www.afsp.org
Please do not struggle alone.
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2 thoughts on “It’s #TimeToTalk – Children’s Emotional Health

  1. Awesome blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many
    choices out there that I’m completely overwhelmed ..
    Any ideas? Many thanks!

    • Wow! Thank you, what a lovely comment to receive. 😊

      It can be a little overwhelming to begin with. I’d say definitely start out with a free platform at least until you know you’re committed to the blog and what direction you want to take it in. If you’re thinking of turning it into a business in the future then you could contemplate moving to a paid platform then, if it would help you move in that direction. I find wordpress excellent. Haven’t used any other platforms though so not much frame of reference.

      As far as advice for aspiring writers goes, just don’t limit yourself. Have a play around with what you’re posting in the beginning until you find what you want to focus on. (I’m still doing this really as my blog is more personal than anything.) So play around, try different things, read other blogs for inspiration and don’t let it become a chore or you will lose momentum. Don’t say from the word go that you will post every day, because then if you don’t manage it you’ll feel bad and will be more likely to give up. When you’re all set up I’d love for you to send me a link so I can have a nosy! Good luck! 😊🍀

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