How 'Help Me I'm Fine' supports children to talk about feelings

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In our Christmas edition of the Thrive podcast, we speak to Helen Cousin founder of the charity Help Me I’m Fine, which has raised thousands of pounds to organise mental health sessions in primary schools in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Helen founded the charity after her 16-year-old daughter, Maisie, died by suicide in June 2017. Helen tells us why she thinks that more needs to be done to help children to understand and talk about their emotions so that they are able to recognise when they need help, instead of pretending that everything is OK. Helen also discusses her book, the Knot, which helps children identify and undo worry knots in their tummies, is available from the Misterton based, Independent Publisher, JJ Moffs. When Thrive heard about the charity’s work, we decided to make Help Me, I’m Fine our charity of the year. In the run-up to Christmas we have held fundraising events including a bake sale and donations in lieu of Christmas cards. Helen's book can be purchased from JJ Moffs at:

Listen to learn:

  • Why more needs to be done to help children with their emotions
  • The difference that ‘Help Me I’m Fine’ want to make
  • Why young people may not want to express their need for help
  • The importance of early intervention

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