Look after yourself

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Post inspired by the many dedicated parents and carers that I have worked with over the years. It sounds simple, but in reality finding time for yourself can be so difficult.

Try to introduce some regular time for yourself.  Protect that time. Enjoy that time.

Think necessity rather than indulgence….

Think about self preservation rather than selfishness….

Care for yourself with the same passion that you care for others….

Go for it!

 

Mental Health in the media

 

Theresa May talks about Mental Health.

Hats off to Theresa May for talking about Mental Health.  But are we having the right conversations? My experience is that on top of all of their other responsibilities, teachers are already doing a good job of identifying kids that are struggling.  Unfortunatley there’s limited specialist services available to support children, schools and families. None of the suggestions will change this. Money talks and the chronic underfunding of children’s mental health services reflects our governments priorities. Maybe it’s time for some new conversations….