Safaplace Conference Saturday 21 November 2020 Online via Hopin Keynote by David Weaver, President of the BACP Safaplace, the young people’s mental health charity, is to host its third annual conference online on Saturday 21 November. This year’s theme is Mind, Body, Soul: Finding your Safe Place. The free conference, which will be hosted onContinue reading Keep the Date! Online Safaplace conference 21st November
With many young people settling in to University life during this pandemic, it seemed timely to share guidance written by Emma Carlile and Aires Portas from the University of West London. They have put together an in-depth study skills guide focusing primarily on time management and stress management for students, which they have very kindlyContinue reading University of West London shares study skills guidance to support new students
Joint research by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and UCL has recently been published exploring the emerging evidence on coronavirus and young people’s mental health. Click here to read it https://www.annafreud.org/media/12234/coronavirus-emerging-evidence-3-final.pdf
A recent survey commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) had found that almost 20% of people in the UK have experienced depression during the coronavirus crisis, with female, younger and disabled adults most affected. The dramatic deterioration in the nations’s mental health, according to the survey, has been variously linked to factors includingContinue reading New survey Finds that Depression in British adults has doubled during coronavirus crisis
As many of you will remember, we had to postpone our conference earlier in the year and we were extremely disappointed. The good news is, that we are planning to finally run our ‘Mind, Body and Soul: finding your safe place’ on November 21st 2020, using a mixture of real time workshops, key notes speechesContinue reading Saturday 21st November, 2020- Keep the date!
Data from one of the biggest providers of NHS-funded online mental health support shows that the mental wellbeing of children and young people of BAME origin has been affected disproportionately over the last three months compared with their white counterparts. For more information on this research (as reported in the Guardian on June 21st 2020)Continue reading Kooth research indicates that Covid-19 affects BAME youth mental health more than white peers.
The past few weeks have been hugely troubling for everyone – and especially difficult and painful for people of colour. The killing of George Floyd in the US – plus the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities in the UK –have highlighted the gaping inequalities in our societies. It has meant that many haveContinue reading Black Lives Matter!
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. Its website offers resources and advice as well as activity ideas for families during the lockdown. Their website can be accessed here. Keep safe and well- love from Safaplace!
Safaplace has long been a superfan and supporter of Young Minds and is delighted to see that they’ve recently launched a new campaign, ‘Give and Cake’! Give And Cake, is a chance to connect with your loved ones, to show that you’re there for them and to help raise vital funds for YoungMinds at theContinue reading ‘Give and Cake’- Young Minds’ fundraiser
Most of us know how important the right choice of music is to support your mood and to complement what you’re doing. Music can have a profound effect on both the emotions and the body – it can be really effective for relaxation and stress management. Bearing this in mind, one of our lovely supportersContinue reading Safaplace’s first playlist!