A Jewish child psychologist has launched a new product to help those aged between four and 11 cope with tricky feelings and stress during lockdown.
Young & Mighty founder Dr. Gail Sinitsky created Mighty Cards, a set of illustrated mental health cards seeking to encourage children to express their feelings and build resilience.
Each deck, available for £15.99 on www.youngandmighty.com, contains 36 techniques to release tension, promote wellbeing and build self-esteem, including through breathing exercises as well as physical and creative activities.
Young & Mighty pledged to reinvest half all profits into mental health projects to support disadvantaged and vulnerable children or those living with additional needs.
Dr Sinitsky said: “The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on all of us – and it’s vital that we provide opportunities for children to process their feelings and what is going on around them.”
The Samaritans (116 123) provides a confidential service for those in despair or who are feeling suicidal.
Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people aged up to 19 and can be reached on 0800 1111.
For tips on how to cope with going back to school, visit www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/school-college-and-work/school-college/school/.