Despite The Worrinots app winning gold at the UK App Awards, we need to do so much more if we're going to take the fight to children's mental health. But as our own experience shows, it’s not the digital native children we need to convince, it’s the digital immigrants; parents, teachers and government decision makers.
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Welcome to the Worrinots news and blog. Here you will find our blog posts, Worrinots news and press features and articles relevant to children's mental health and well being.
Worrinots scoop gold at UK App Awards
Don't just take our word for it, here's what the judges said.. "Congratulations to Worrinot’s for making us feel our children are safe in a very user-friendly way."
The Worrinots are finalists in the 2017 UK App Awards
Along with Shakespeare's Tempest (featuring Ian McKellen), Northumbria Water and The Big Life Project, The Worrinots are up against some extremely tough competition in the children's/education category. Can the Worrinots see off the competition, as well as 'make the fear disappear'?
Are teachers turning a blind eye to bullying?
Amongst other stats, research carried out by TES and This Morning revealed 76% of primary schools suggest there is no bullying in their schools. But on closer inspection I may be the only one but there seems to be some contradiction in the results. Are staff being honest with their answers or do they not want to admit there is a problem?
Avoid tears in the playground before the new term starts
There's many things I miss about my children being young. One of them however isn't the start of the new academic year. As the six week holiday came to an end it was time to start introducing conversation during the morning competition about going back to school. My children were very open with me about their feelings. I was soon to realise that wasn't always the case at the school gates.
Your child doesn’t just need “I’m here for you”. They need coping mechanisms.
“I’m here if you ever need me”. We either heard it as a child, or have said something similar to a son, daughter, niece or nephew. We think we’re doing the right thing, and in part, we are. But rather than just an ear, children need coping mechanisms that they can implement. To rewrite a famous saying, don’t just give your child a fish that relieves their worries for a day. Give them a rod that will feed their wellbeing for a lifetime.
Worry not about second-guessing your child’s inner worries
Children don’t always volunteer their feelings, we seem to have to second guess what’s troubling them. How can we stop our children suffering from small worries at such a young age, how can we stop their worries growing with them so they don’t reach crisis point in their teenage years? How can I know what my children are worried about and help them to overcome their fears?
The irony of Sats week falling into line with Mental Health
We keep reading of the impact and increase in Mental Health issues in children and young people but does the Sats procedure contribute towards it? Tracy Gladman, The Worrinots' Education & Business Manager looks into the contradiction surrounding the expectation of the regular school day and the reality of the expectation of Sats week.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2017: Awareness isn't the issue, a lack of effective approaches are.
From Prince Harry's 20 year fight with mental health, Lady Gaga's PTSD, to J.K. Rowling's battle with depression, there are no shortage of high-profile figures raising awareness of mental health illnesses. So why is there is a shortage of effective solutions to help the growing number of children suffering with depression?
Prince Harry talks openly about his 20 year battle with mental health
Coming to terms with the loss of a parent at the age of 12 is not something many of us can relate to. Having to cope with such grief in the public eye is simply unimaginable. So how did the Prince cope with the death of his mum, the Princess of Wales? The simple answer is, he didn't. In a very candid interview about his own struggles with mental health, the modern young royal spoke openly about how Diana's death affected his mental wellbeing from childhood.
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