A super thanks to Lady Anita Duckworth-Bradshaw & her wonderful team at Powerhouse Global Magazine for interviewing me to feature in their magazine!
It doesn’t matter how old you are, whether you work or don’t, we all encounter stress, which can impact our mental health and wellbeing. I’ve experienced it and I know many who’ve also had to. The stresses of; work, performing and pressures from those around you, are all common triggers of poor mental health.
School phobias very common these days, school avoidance and school refusal are elements that describe an anxiety disorder in children who have an irrational, persistent fear of going to school. There are many factors which influence this behaviour.
Alarming statistics- This is where things are at so let’s begin with some stats. Evidence shows that mental health issues can begin as early as 5/6 year olds. Record levels of young people are struggling at an increasingly fast pace and unable to cope with the speed and demands in which the modern world is changing.
What do I mean by Resilience? All children regardless of their age are capable of working through challenges, and coping with stress, when given the right tools. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from failures, stress, trauma or even adversity.