The best children’s mental health strategy is one that prevents issues from arising in the first place. Early intervention is central to the Buddy Bench approach.
The best mental health strategy is one that prevents issues from arising in the first place. Early intervention is central to the Buddy Bench approach. Buddy Bench Ireland wants to share practical advice and guidance providing students, schools and parents with information and strategies on social emotional skills. It can be helpful to learn skills from the science of positive psychology to assist children to cope with these challenges in preparation for life.
Even though we can’t always protect our children from stress but we can teach them the lifelong skills to cope with life’s challenges. It is normal for children to experience some stress throughout childhood and adolescence. Many children may experience heightened stress related to peer pressure, family conflict, transition from primary to high school, increased demands of study, performance expectations and body image. According to the R.C.S.I., 1 in 6 young people aged 11-13 experience some kind of mental health challenge, while high levels of anxiety affect up to 20% of children and young teenagers.