Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update - 05 February 2021

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3. Every Mind Matters: Children’s Mental Health Week

One in six school-aged children in the UK now has a diagnosable mental disorder. Effective support from an early stage not only helps children and young people cope with challenging life circumstances, but can also prevent problems from escalating and becoming more.

Children need a way to process and make sense of their experiences. Creativity can be a useful tool, by offering the means for children to ‘work things out’ as well as expressing their feelings and telling their stories.

There are free resources for schools, families and youth groups, so it might be worth a look if you are home-schooling.