Help children and young people talk about loneliness
Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 13:53
A recent national survey of children and young people showed that one in ten 11 to 22 year olds reported often or always feeling lonely.
The NHS approved Every Mind Matters Building connections resources for Year 6, KS3 and KS4 aim to encourage young people to discuss loneliness and provide them with self-care techniques they can use when they're feeling lonely.
These resources include engaging peer-to-peer activities such as forming a support squad to give advice to others who might be feeling lonely, drawing diagrams to explore the different levels of connection a person can have and creating paper chains of connection.
Head to the School Zone today to download Building connections and discover other health and wellbeing resources to support your class.
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