Campaign focusses on Mental Health and Internet Safety.

Health / Mon 3rd Feb 2020 am29 10:19am

ESSEX Child and Family Wellbeing Service (ECFWS) supports children, families, schools and communities to address current physical health, social, emotional and financial issues that may affect the healthy development and future outcomes of young people.

Each month, they promote and support specific local, national and international campaigns by providing information and resources to schools, communities and organisations that can improve health and wellbeing for all. Our campaigns can be interactive with real-life practical learning examples, including web links to resources, which can be used in the classroom or at home.

This month, they are focusing our campaign on Mental Health and Internet Safety.

The charity Place2Be has evidence to suggest that one in eight children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood. Over half of all mental ill health starts before the age of 14 so it is vital that they receive support at an early age. Children’s Mental Health Week (3-9 February 2020) provides an opportunity for us to understand, raise awareness and support the children and young people that we work with. This year the theme is ‘Find Your Brave’, the aim is to encourage children to take small brave steps every day. Bravery could be about sharing worries and asking for help when you need it, trying something new or making the right choices.

In addition to this, they also want to raise awareness of Safer Internet Day on 11th February. The year’s campaign aims to promote safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, which will always contribute to a healthy body and mind.

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