Visual Arts - Mental Health Awareness in Children & Young Adults
LET’S START THE CONVERSATION
Factual plays based on true stories, surrounding social factors, illness, bullying, racism aimed at children and young adults to get discussions started.
Unfortunately, due to lack of resources and communication only half of the children and young people receive the treatment and help they need. Mental health support at a young age can help children process problems as they develop.
Through the arts, there has always been the ability to engage without judgment, to share knowledge, answers, understanding, and a message of hope and trust. Just like a sponge our brains soak up the visual interaction and process it in its own time. This information is then drip fed giving us time to process our own thoughts, feelings and actions, absorbing knowledge and understanding.
Mental Health is a growing issue amongst our younger generation and although there is a huge amount of help to be had, there is still a highlighted amount of children and young people that do not come forward and simply hide in the shadows with their own demons.
Mental health can effect us is so many ways and the most difficult part is self acknowledgment, and then to be able speak out about it without feeling embarrassed or stupid - a double edge sword.
Mental health, a good frame of mind, being able to ‘get it off your chest’, however you look at it, is important at every stage of life, from childhood and youth through adulthood. Sadly, especially amongst our children and young adults, most of the time our mental blocks are dealt with in silence
It's not easy to talk, it’s not easy to express feelings, it’s not easy to acknowledge suffering, it’s not easy to ask others to understand!
LET’S KEEP THE CONVERSIONS FLOWING…
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