Children Understanding Mental Health
Ka marama ngaa tamariki te ahuatanga o te mate hinengaroa
Supporting Children who live in the Presence of Mental Health Issues & Addicition
The well-being of family, whanau is vital for New Zealandf communities. People affected by mental health issues and addicition do not live in isolation. We are all part of communities with family, whanau, neighbours, work colleagues and friends. This programmme is designed to support children who live in the presence of mental health and addcition issues.The programme addresses the needs of children (7 - 11 years old) by providing education and understanding of mental health and addiction issues. The programme uses activity based session which model ways for children to deal with their feelings about their situation. Designed to work in groups of 6-8 children, the benefits of working in groups are shared learning and reducing the sense of isolation.The focus is on activity based exercises that promote an understanding of mental health issues, build resiliency, provide opportunities to share experiences and help participants develop strategies for their wellbeing.
If you know of a child/children in a family who consents to and who could benefit from the programme please contact us