Children Understanding Mental Health
- Programme Areas
Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol
- Programme Type
Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)
- Age Groups
Child / tamariki
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services
Contact us for more information about this programme.
Once we receive your referral, we will make a time to meet with parents/caregivers to talk about the needs of each child. We will collect any relevant family information and welcome lots of questions.
Children Understanding Mental Health is a free programme for children aged 8 to 12 who have a member of their family or whānau experiencing mental health and/or addiction challenges.
This is an activity based learning programme that aims to:
- Promote knowledge and understanding of mental health and addictions, teach coping skills, enhance the child's own well-being and provide language and information that matches their age and developmental needs.
- Provide a safe space for children to share their experiences and meet others with similar experiences
The 8-week programme covers:
- getting to know each other/why we are here
- talking about mental health and addictions
- learning about feelings
- understanding anger
- managing worries, stress and grief
- mindfulness/coping strategies
- safety plan and celebration preparation
- celebration and evaluation
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This page was last updated at 9:33AM on February 4, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Atareira.