Children's Mental Health Week (and why self-expression is vital)

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In this episode, Liz Parks interviews Rose Webb, Thrive’s South West Relationship Manager about Children’s Mental Health Week, which runs from February 1 to 7. The theme of the week is Express Yourself and Rose considers why self-expression is so important for mental health and gives practical tips for activities that parents and teachers can do with children. We also hear from two Licensed Practitioners talking about creating a really good Thrive room – and ways it may need to be adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Listen to learn:

  • How self-expression builds a foundation for resilience
  • Why bodily sensations are building blocks that help children to feel, understand and name their emotions
  • Examples of play-based activities that can help primary-aged children to express themselves
  • Examples of techniques that can help adolescents to express themselves
  • Why giving children age-appropriate responsibilities can benefit their emotional development

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