Early Years Well-Being Week

Last week was ‘Early Years Well-Being Week’, which bought to attention the importance of the well-being of not only the children in Early Years, but the professionals who work with them. It is no coincidence that this week fell in the same week as ‘World Mental Health Day’, but why has it taken until now…

Emotional Resilience and Intelligence

As practitioners we know only too well how important supporting children’s personal, social and emotional development is, particularly in today’s soceity where children’s mental health (and mental health in general) is so prevalent. There are staggering statistics from the Mental Health Foundation that say at least 1 in 10 children (aged 5 – 16 years)…

Maternal Mental Health

This week saw the launch of the UK’s first ever ‘Maternal Mental Health Week’ to raise awareness for one of the most common occurrences during the maternity period, yet one that is still very much shrouded in stigma; antenatal/postnatal depression. Whilst having a baby is a wonderful and exciting time, it can also be a…