Parents mental health matters too!

Throughout Early Years Wellbeing Week we have focused on the importance of self-care and wellbeing for early years practitioners, “In order to take care of others we need to take care of ourselves first“. To be in a position to nurture and care for children and enable them to become resilient and well-rounded young people,…

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A Woodland Haven

As part of Early Years Wellbeing Week 2018, we welcome Joanna from Led by the Wild, a community interest company that engages children and parents in nature-led learning and wellbeing activities in their outdoor environment at white woods farm woodland in Kent. The wellbeing of both adults and children is interwoven through all the activities…

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Isaac & Me

As part of Early Tears Wellbeing Week and on World Mental Health Day: young people and mental health in a changing world. Heather and Isaac write a guest blog. My name is Heather and I’m the mum of my miracle little boy Isaac who is currently 10 years old. Isaac has ADHD and is also…

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How to take your power back.

I know you’re feeling weary right now, I know it’s only a couple of weeks into the new term and you are already feeling worn out and depleted. This is a note to anyone working with children in any role, whatever age, whatever stage, a reminder that you matter too and you must remember to…

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Stressed out or busy?

I had a conversation with someone the other day and we talked about the word stress, we kind of agreed that we use the word stress on a daily basis and in fact we often use it to replace the word busy. How often do you say you are busy or stressed? Perhaps more than…

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Mental Health First Aid Training.

What does that mean? Is the response I have had from most people when I explain I have completed the Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training with MHFA England. Well firstly, it means I am an improved instructor and I can deliver the two day MHFA adult course, but perhaps most importantly it means First…

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A very Happy House indeed

Tucked away in a cul-de-sac, not far from the hustle and bustle of busy roads, noisy cars and large tree lined streets, is a place named Happy House. Perhaps I passed many happy homes as I made my way here, but perhaps it’s rare, if not impossible to find a happy house quite like this…

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