Supporting A Young Adult With Trauma – How Loved Ones Can Help

When they’re experiencing a stressful event, it’s only natural for young adults to feel a myriad of strong emotions. But, when that event is life-threatening or extremely distressing it can have an emotional, physical and psychological impact on their life. Trauma in young adults is common, and it means surviving a harrowing event and subsequently … Read more

Homeschool Safari, Wellbeing through Wildlife and Art in the Park: Educational Sessions by Knowsley Safari

Now we are back in lockdown, Knowsley Safari are offering some virtual educational sessions for all the animal lovers out there! They have HomeSchool Safari, Art in the Park and Wellbeing Through Wildlife. Here are all the details you need to know… Wellbeing Through Wildlife Wellbeing Through Wildlife is running 11am daily during Children’s Mental … Read more

Mental Health: Why Supporting Mental Health Campaigns in 2020 is Essential

Covid-19 and lockdown has been extremely difficult for everyone and has dramatically affected the mental health of a vast number of people, for a multitude of reasons; for some it is due to the illness itself, many have suffered bereavement, we have all had loss of freedom and a sudden halt to much loved activities, … Read more

Learning Packs by Undercover Hippy Bus (Review, Discount Code and Giveaway)

Finding good quality useful educational resources is a priority. I find the core subjects are generally well covered. But sourcing activities that offer something different – thinking about the wider scope of valuable learning opportunities, such as children’s mental health resources, for example – is somewhat harder. Therefore I was delighted to discover the brilliantly … Read more

Children’s Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. As a parent of a child who struggles with her mental health at times, I felt it important to write about this. However, as a parent of a child who struggles with her mental health at times, it also took all week to do so! The theme this … Read more

The Benefits Of Music Therapy

The Benefits Of Music Therapy

For many years Squiggle took part in music classes. Whilst they were not music therapy sessions as such, there were many close comparisons, and the benefits were very clear. There is no doubt in my mind that music can be hugely beneficial to our wellbeing, for both children and adults alike. Music in Culture The … Read more

Young Minds: #HelloYellow and I Did It… (10k) My Way!

10k Your Way Young Minds Virtual Race

Last month, I wrote about doing a 10k ‘virtual’ race for the charity Young Minds. I thought I should write a quick update post (it’s a little late, but anyway) to say that I completed it! I took it slow, due to my current fitness levels and a lack of sleep (thanks for that, Squiggle!) … Read more

10K… Our Way! Raising Money for Young Minds

Young Minds is a fantastic charity that means alot to me personally; they work hard to provide information and support for children and adolescents with mental health concerns, as well as their families. They also campaign to improve mental health services for young people, which is currently lacking in many areas of the country. Their … Read more

Draft Elective Home Education (EHE) Guidance: What’s The Problem?

You may or may not be aware that the Government is currently consulting on new draft EHE guidance. We, like many other home educators across the country, strongly oppose these new guidelines because we believe them to be unnecessarily restrictive and intrusive. Our ultimate objective is to secure the home ed status quo, support action … Read more

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