Childhood anxiety is one of the most important mental health challenges of our time. One in five children will experience clinical-level anxiety by the time they reach adolescence. Anxiety tends to affect a young person’s body, thoughts, and feelings. They may also behave differently, including turning to certain coping behaviours to try to avoid or […]
With mental health rising after the COVID-19 pandemic, staff wellbeing is just as important as the children’s! Here are a few YogaBugs effective and tested ways that can help you improve your wellbeing: Sleep well: Our body needs proper sleep and rest to heal and renew the energy to function properly. This healing is essential […]
Yoga combines physical activity and breath work, with meditation and mindfulness, to improve strength, relaxation, focus and mood management. With an ever-increasing rise in children being diagnosed with ADHD, yoga offers tools that can be used to help reduce hyperactive behaviour and anxiety, improve poor motor coordination and develop self-regulation. Yoga also creates a mind-body connection that many […]
Almost a third of young people experience sleeping difficulties, according to a new study – a proportion that researchers say has increased from around a quarter in just four years. A study of school-age children, carried out in 2018, found that 35 per cent reported suffering multiple health complaints weekly through sleeping difficulties, with feeling nervous and irritable among the most common. […]
Coming out of a global pandemic what are we actually doing to tackle our children’s mental health? There has always been a stigma talking about mental health and the struggles some might be facing, but this is something that needs to change. We’re all aware that Yoga has been around for thousands of years and […]
As the identification of autism is on the rise, parents, educators and other professionals continue to be faced with the challenges of supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the home, school and community settings. Common challenges children with ASD face are difficulty with expressive and receptive communication, sensory integration deficits and social/emotional challenges […]
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