NECS Supports Children’s Mental Health Week 2018 #BeingOurselves!

necsChildren and Young People, NECS

This year children, young people and adults are encouraged to celebrate their uniqueness as part of #BeingOurselves! Children’s Mental Health Week 2018.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2018 highlights #Being Ourselves. “Being Ourselves” is important, it’s what makes us unique. The way we talk; interact with others; the way we look; our personalities; our beliefs and aspirations. We are ALL different.

As we all make our own unique journey through life, we will all develop our unique ways to develop and grow. Sometimes this can be difficult as challenges come our way.

At North East Counselling Services (NECS), we help children and young people to cope with issues they encounter. These issues seem unique to them, however, we know that many children and young people face the same problems as others.

The infographic below shows the most common problems children and young people face and how we’ve helped them:

Children and young people increasingly face complex challenges

Growing up can be difficult and at times everyone needs help with issues they cannot deal with themselves. Counselling can be a way to discuss these issues, in a private a safe place, to help build “coping strategies” to move on and “live your life.”

Children and young people often feel powerless, unable to control their lives, anxious about their futures and crippled with anxiety about their self-image. Family issues can be problematic, self-esteem and confidence can all lead to feeling low, sad and depressed.

Growing up, children and young people increasingly face complex challenges which impact on their mental health. It is estimated that 1 in 3 children in every classroom are affected by a Mental Health issue.

NECS has a track record of helping children and young people in Gateshead, Newcastle, South Tyneside and surrounding areas to tackle these issues – in their own unique, individual way.

So, this week we ask children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness as part of the #BeingOurselves! Children’s Mental Health Week 2018.