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Discussion: Being active to support children and young people's wellbeing

A discussion around the importance of being active to support the wellbeing of children and young people.

Location
Online via Zoom
Contact
Debra Cummins / debra.cummins@yorkshiresport.org / 07964 209313

Discussion: Being active to support children and young people's wellbeing

The Yorkshire and Humber Physical Activity and Mental Health Network are pleased to be hosting a discussion around the importance of being active to support the wellbeing of children and young people

It is well documented that regular physical activity helps develop your child's fundamental movement skills, help maintain a healthy body weight, builds healthy bones, muscles, heart and lungs. It also has lots of benefits for a child's emotional and mental health. Physical activity can help greatly with maintaining mental wellbeing. "Feel-good" chemicals in the brain, known as endorphins, are released by the brain during physical activity and help to improve mood, energy levels and even sleep. Together, these positive effects help to improve self-confidence and resilience. Kids who get active every day are also better sleepers.

Prioritising mental health has never been more critical than it is now. New mental health problems have developed as a result of the pandemic, and existing mental health problems have gotten worse. Now more than ever it is important that we continue to support children and young people to be active. Mind's The mental health emergency How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted our mental health? Survey shows that over two thirds of young people said that their mental health has gotten worse during the period of lockdown restrictions, from early April to mid-May.

Come and listen to our panel members to hear their thoughts on why it is important to support children and young people to be active and some of the work they are doing to help provide these opportunities.

Guest Speakers:

Sophie Simpson CEO and Founder of Conscious Youth CiC, Kirklees

Chloe Bellerby Youth Mental Health Blogger

Kelly Burdett Workforce & Training Lead and Youth MHFA Tutor, Street Games.

When you register for the session please let us know any questions that you would like to ask the panel.

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