Children’s Mental Health Week 2019
Children’s Mental Health Week is a great time to think about how important young minds are, and the huge impact lifestyle choices make.
On average British children spend three hours a day on their screens which got us thinking…how will your child be spending the upcoming half term holidays? Experiences make the greatest memories and we want to shout…’enjoy adventure not #adventure’. We have complied five ways to think more about enjoying outdoor experiences rather than focusing on gaining likes and taking #selfies.
1. Get outdoors, even when it’s raining!
Just being outdoors has such a big impact on your well-being, and feeling the rain can be truly invigorating and an adventure in itself. Enjoy!
2. You’ll smile more
Adventure has a huge impact on your state of mind, you can’t help but smile and laugh - no selfies needed.
3. Enjoy the moment as it’s happening
Let your memory capture the moment not your phone. Cherish moments for yourself and immerse yourself in adventure.
4. Encourage your friends and family
Motivate and inspire those around you to just go for it, seeing how much they’re enjoying themselves will feel fantastic.
5. Let yourself go through outdoor fun!
Have no fear and challenge yourself – you can do it! By fully taking part in outdoor adventure, you will soon forget capturing the moment on your phone.
Our charity partners Young Minds who are a leading children and young people mental health charity said: “Getting active is so important for those who are feeling down or suffering with low self-esteem. And if we’re able to tackle low self-esteem it can often prevent those feelings from developing into depression or anxiety.
“It’s important people do something they enjoy or try something new if they are in search of a hobby.”