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Mental Wellness in Schools

 

There is increasing research that highlights the growing number of young children and teenagers suffering from anxiety and low mood.

NHS Digital quoted by YoungMinds (a UK mental health charity), shared the statistics from 2004 to reveal the current state of play.

One in eight (12.8%) children and young people aged between five and 19 has a diagnosable mental health condition

The prevalence of 5-15-year-olds experiencing emotional disorders (including anxiety and depression) has increased by 48%  from 3.9% in 2004 to 5.8% in 2017.

 

  • Percentage of 5 to 19 year olds with mental health condition without any contact with mental health specialist 75% 75%
In the United Kingdom, there is increasing pressure that children experience due to the high standard of education. Children and teenager’s minds are overstimulated which is further exacerbated by the chaotic and demanding society one lives in.

 

As the world is advancing so is the availability of the tools and techniques to help de-stress and a source of calmness. Mindfulness and Emotional Freedom Technique are self-help tools that one can easily learn to restore balance and enhance peace of mind in these turmoil times.

 

Relationship and Health Education

 

We are able to provide workshops that aim to meet the recommendations of the RSE and Health Education curriculum. The key focus will be sharing tools to cultivate positive relationships, respect, and good mental health. The themes that will be covered in the workshop aim to enhance emotional intelligence include:

 

(1) Awareness of oneself

 

(2) Techniques of self-regulation and motivation

 

(3) Empathy towards up and tools to create positive relationships

 

Mindfullness for Children 

 

According to the Mental Health Foundation 2011, mindfulness practice is tremendously beneficially. It involves detachment from the mind’s activities and cultivating curiosity rather than judgement. 

 

It amplifies a child’s ability to remain calm in challenging situations by imparting tools to prevent being absorbed in rumination, distraction and resistance. 

 

 Mindfulness practices helps the child rebalance his mind and body and reveals the ways to nature new perspectives, behaviours and solutions. 

Emotional Freedom Technique for Children

Emotional freedom technique (EFT)  is a non invasive technique which involves using fingers to tap on your face and upper body.  

It has has been clinically proven to calm down emotional overwhelm by lowering cortisol levels which is known as the stress hormone in as little as one hour.  

EFT helps children express their feelings, build confidence and emotional resilience with automatically enhances their capacity to learn. 

EFT & Mindfulness Centre

 

Arty is a accredited member of the EFT and Mindfulness Centre.  The centre is an independent professional body which upholds high standards for its members.  It is recognised by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), the National Council for Psychotherapists (NCP) and the General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies (GRCCT). 

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