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!
Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola has launched #SayYourPeace, a campaign that encourages young people to use poetry to find comfort and solace during the uncertain times the world faces. A recent survey by mental health charity YoungMinds has shown that more than 80% of young people with a history of mental ill-health haveContinue reading #Say Your Peace- using poetry to support young people’s emotional well being
Hackney has been sending out useful newsletters with information on how to keep our young people safe and healthy. The information below gives details of who to contact if you are worried about the welfare of a child or young person. For concerns about the welfare of a child or young person please contact Hackney’sContinue reading Hackney’s newsletter outlines support available for young people and children