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Beth Langstreth MERJE

Children’s Mental Health Week is upon us and this year’s theme is Express Yourself. The movement aims to highlight the importance of children and young people’s mental health, and particularly how they can express how they’re feeling - something which is incredibly important at all times and even more so throughout the trying events of the past year.

It’s vital that we support young people so that they are able to share how they are feeling, in any way they feel comfortable, whether that be through art, music, writing, dance, drama, photography, sport, or generally doing activities that make them feel good.

In support of the cause, we asked some of our MERJE families to share their experiences from over the last few months and what has helped them to maintain a positive mind-set. They came back with some great suggestions, like winter walks, school projects, video calls with friends and, of course, puppy hugs!

More information about Children’s Mental Health Week, as well as many useful resources for parents, carers, schools, etc., can be found on their website.