Rotherham United Community Sports Trust proudly supports Children’s Mental Health Week 6th – 12th February 2023.
Let’s Connect is about making meaningful connections for all, during Children’s Mental Health Week – and beyond. For Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, it is all about encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding, and meaningful ways.
Human beings thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing, and our survival. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing
Throughout this week we have been using the power of the badge and our community reach to deliver educational workshops around mental health support, resilience and wellbeing to young people aged 8-18. Workshops have been delivered at our Kicks sessions, Youth HUB sessions and outreach work provision by staff on the ground and withing our local communities.
“Having young people share experiences and openly take about mental health is an important value to our approach”. Said Anthony Bayou – Youth & Inclusion Manager.
“Without this, young people become disengaged and isolated. This leads to a whole range of issues and we try our best to support all our communities with physical activity, mentoring support and learning opportunities to combat this”.
Here at The Trust, we believe in guiding young children through physical activities to improve their mental wellbeing, as our qualified coaches work with many different schools in the Rotherham community to provide important, engaging sessions. Community Sports Coach, Ryan Green has been developing children at St Bedes, Montagu Academy, and Redscope Primary into young leaders this term, this enables school children to get active and ultimately their physical and mental health.
Our Participation team are continuing their partnership with the Joy of Moving programme, which has been developed and delivered through a partnership with EFL Trust for over 10 years. Its based on methodology which is designed to inspire children to move though play and captures the fun approach, which we know is key. Focusing on developing key skills in four major areas:
– Physical fitness
– Motor coordination
– Cognitive functions & creativity
– Life skills
The Joy of moving programme is delivered within schools and consists of two elements; the Move & Learn project and Joy of moving Festivals.
The programme has moved over 400,000 children providing them with over 2,000,000 additional hours of learning and activity.
For more information on Children’s Mental Health Week, please visit https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/ | #childrensmentalhealthweek
For any schools looking to get involved in our projects or if you need to reach out to us for any support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org | 01709 827 767