Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.
The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.
Things that can help keep children and young people mentally well include:
? being in good physical health.
? eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise.
? having time and the freedom to play, indoors and outdoors.
? being part of a family that gets along well most of the time.
? going to a school that looks after the wellbeing of all its pupils.
? taking part in local activities for young people.
Other factors are also important, including:
? feeling loved, trusted, understood, valued and safe.
? being interested in life and having opportunities to enjoy themselves.
? being hopeful and optimistic
? being able to learn and having opportunities to succeed.
? accepting who they are and recognising what they are good at.
? having a sense of belonging in their family, school and community.
? feeling they have some control over their own life.
? having the strength to cope when something is wrong (resilience) and the ability to solve problems.
With this in mind, this is why we started Northwich RUFC SuperStars! All of the above underpins the values we adhere to. We are committed to the development of children’s mental health and wellbeing regardless of financial restrictions or background. ??
Our SuperStars’ programme is led by qualified Primary and Secondary school teachers and players across our 1XV, 2XV and 3XV team.
Our sessions run every Sunday from 10:30am and most importantly - it is free! ?
Thank you for taking the time to read the above, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday! ??
Updated 12:03 - 6 Feb 2019 by john Blower