Dance Woking Supports Children’s Mental Health Week

This week, we’re supporting Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week – raising awareness of the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

We are incredibly proud of the work we do supporting young people’s mental health. From our extremely popular designated health and well being Hunky Dory Dancer Programme all the way to our Mind and Movement programmes that are run within school settings, the classes allow the participants to gain tips and tricks to help focus their health and well being through movement, communication, listening skills & emotional awareness all whilst having fun!

The worry balloon release task (lead here by Tom and Katie) is a popular activity – the image of the balloon deflating really helps to see those worries as manageable issues.

As part of our Inspired Learning programme, our outreach team have been delivering classes in our partner schools this week that have focused on the participants “growing together”. With the balloon release activity, well being wheels & even a fantastic activity called “Reach for the Stars” being actioned within class. This is all part of our ambition to create a fun and enjoyable dance environment that also strives to relieve stress and anxiety for the participants.

We are proud to be supporting Place2be’s Children’s Mental Health Week to help to shine a light on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now more than ever, no child or young person should have to face mental health problems on their own and we will continue to take steps to make this positive change.

Children’s Mental Health Week is run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be to focus on the importance of looking after our emotional wellbeing from an early age. This year’s theme is “GROWING TOGETHER”
Human beings change and grow – we do it all the time and in many different ways. Physical growth is easy to see as we grow from babies to children, teenagers to adults. We grow intellectually as we gain new knowledge, skills, and understanding at school, and beyond.
For Children’s Mental Health Week 2022, Place2Be is encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown, what they need to help them grow, and how they can help others to grow too.