Category: Mental Health

Understanding Humans in The Wild | Insights For Children For Health

Children writing a poster as part of the PCAAN programme

Instead of telling children how to solve a problem we ought to give them opportunities to think through the problem themselves and even show them that were willing to consider their advice. – Adam Grant From the desk of Clare Hanbury… My work at Children for Health is based on

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Mental Health, Mental Illness, Well-being, Happiness and Resilience 

Clare Hanbury I want people to ‘BE happy’. I want people to ‘HAVE well-being.’ I’m sure you do too! I am a health educator and I love finding practical ways in which children themselves can develop their skills to help protect and promote all aspects of their ‘health’. I have

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Connecting To Solve Knife Crime  

A note of introduction In recent months, I (Clare) have been very pleased to be working with Sarah Newton, a close associate, on a new approach for adolescent behaviour development. We think this approach will help those who are wanting to empower and engage children and young people in order

Well-being and Resilience | A New Focus?

This year, we have started getting enquiries from programmes wanting to introduce or strengthen the elements of well-being, building resilience and ‘mental health’… and they wondered what we are doing in this regard. Perhaps the closest we have got to this in recent years is the lifeskills programme we developed for Sierra

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Adolescent Well-being and Resilience – A New Focus for Children For Health?

Adolescent Well Being

Since we started five years ago, our main focus has been solving problems linked to the physical health of children in the global south – for and with children aged 10-14. To this end we have developed resources and supported the implementation of a programmes in Mozambique, Nigeria and India. We

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