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
Kooth Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop. Speak to friendly counsellors and access articles, self-help materials, advice and community forums. It is free and completely anonymous. You can find the website here
The Children’s Commissioner has produced a helpful guide for children explaining the Coronavirus. Guide For Children: Explaining The Coronavirus Click here to read the information. The information includes useful strategies to address worry and a selection of websites to keep them busy and feeling happier.
Young Hackney hasn’t let the social isolation stop them from planning exciting activities for the holiday period. As of TODAY, Monday 6 April, Young Hackney will be delivering an online programme of exciting interactive sessions for young people in the borough aged six to 19-years-old and up to 25 for young people with additional needs.Continue reading FYI…Young Hackney online programme starts today
The uncertainty caused by the COVID19 virus can make us all feel anxious and isolated. Self-isolation is likely to be adding to this anxiety and may cause panic, confusion, and fear. It’s important to know that you are not alone and that showing and sharing these emotions is okay. These feelings are completely valid. TheContinue reading Keeping positive in uncertain times.