In the Minds of Babes

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.
Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.

Just stop for a minute to consider the above research by a professional mental health body in relation to 21st Century children – our children.

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Fortunately or unfortunately as the case may be, my generation is one in which children went out to play in the morning and came back in the evening, too exhausted to think about being depressed. Don’t misunderstand me, my family were poor working class with my clothes always second-hand & discipline dished out where necessary. But in terms of mental health, it wasn’t even an issue growing up and I certainly don’t recall any of my childhood friends having mental health problems, the way children do now. So I find myself asking ‘what’s wrong with the world today?’ Could it be the advanced levels of technology we now have? where virtual friends are many and real face-to-face conversations practically non-existent? Or could it be, because children no longer need to use their mind to do anything? Let’s face it, with online spellchecking & auto correcting, online calculators

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17 Days in Colour – Bronze

Bronze
Well we’ve reached the final day of our 17 days in colour and we’re looking at the colour Bronze.

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Bronze is the colour of stability, sexuality & sensuality. People who favour the colour bronze tend to be passionate & loyal both in relationships & friendships.
When it comes to health, wearing bronze helps with depressive illness alongside combatting the feelings of loneliness. Bronze brings things together, stabilising emotions and grounding. It’s the colour of warmth and eradicating cold emotions & low mood so if you’ve experienced any form of trauma and feel numb or void of emotion, wearing or surrounding yourself with bronze can help to break down the walls.
The esoteric/magickal benefits of Bronze are Love and passion, positive relationships in love, friendship and business, career promotions, negotiations. If you’re about to do exams or are preparing for a job interview, bronze is the strongest most powerful colour you can wear.
Because Bronze is connected closely with grounding and stability, it’s connected to the root chakra so wearing bronze can help keep this chakra functioning well.

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