Celebrating Children's Mental Health Week
Children's Mental Health Week is an annual initiative dedicated to prioritising the emotional well-being of our youth. At the Russell Martin Foundation, we're proud to join this important campaign, focusing on nurturing resilience and promoting positive mental health practices among children and young people.
Here are some key messages we're emphasising within our ETP centres across Sussex:
It's Okay to Feel
Letting children know that experiencing a range of emotions is normal and that it's okay to ask for help when needed.
Encouraging children to explore their feelings through art, music, writing, or other forms of self-expression in a supportive environment.
Promoting open and honest discussions about feelings and emotions, encouraging children to talk about their experiences.
Teaching children the importance of self-care and self-compassion, emphasising activities that promote relaxation and well-being.
Reminding children that support is available and encouraging them to reach out to trusted adults if they need help.
By championing these messages and providing resources for children's mental health, we're working towards creating a world where every child feels valued, supported, and empowered to thrive.