In a world where you can be anything, #BeKind
Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.
Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.
The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.
Our brains are weird, aren’t they?
Clever, mysterious and mischievous. They’ll often do things we don’t want them to do and act in ways we can’t always control.
Mental Health issues stem from one place; the spongey pink stuff lodged between our ears. While some people might be affected by past experiences and traumas, some people are more sensitive to, and affected by what’s happening around them.
This brings us nicely to kindness…
Kindness is free, it’s something that’s so easy to impart on others and one act of kindness can drastically change how another person feels for the better. You can exercise kindness all the time, no matter who you are, what you do or where you are. There’s plenty of kindness and kind people in our world, but a bit more wouldn’t go amiss. A simple gesture, smile, or ‘thank you’ can go a long way. And don’t forget; you’ve got to be kind to yourself too!