There has been a lot of news recently regarding child mental health, and how many children are struggling to cope with being away from school and their friends. The impact of all this is substantial, because of this, we want to highlight how damaging a time this has been for young people, and to convey how important it is that they can access crucial support.
With children around the country still in lockdown, we have noticed continuing uncertainty and stress placed on children and young people. Our ‘Someone to Talk to’ project works with schools to encourage young people to talk about their mental wellbeing and create happy, healthy lives for them. In our last blog post, we discussed what the project is and why it is so vital in our community, so please do have a look at that post for more information.
As children all across the UK continue to learn at home through lockdown, the uncertainty around their education will be causing stress to both themselves and their families. Unable to attend school or see their friends will undoubtedly be upsetting for many. That is why it is so important that young people have a voice and open up about their mental well-being during these times. Our ‘Someone To Talk To’ project will aim to do just that. We will fund free therapy sessions for students across a number of London schools who want to be listened to.
As part of our continuous campaign, Little Lives UK are thrilled to say that we have donated 437 electronic devices via schools, refugee centres, and other children’s charities. Over the course of the past four months, we’ve worked with a number of schools that have expressed a need for such equipment. Due to a lack of resources to learn from, many children have not been able to access the standard of education they deserve.
Reading with your children can be a great way to relieve boredom and promote positivity for you and your child. So here is a list of 5 picture books for kids to cheer everyone up in these uncertain times.
As we start a new year, it is common that many people begin by deciding which New Year’s resolution they choose to embrace. Particularly as we are currently in lockdown, there is ample time to choose which resolution would be most beneficial during these tough times. For instance, healthy eating, staying fit, and taking up activities that will help you stay positive are all useful ideas. In this blog, we’ll provide our best New Year’s resolutions ideas which will make your start to 2021, a positive one.
It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a challenging year. The impact of Covid-19 has affected many industries, individuals and sectors. As a charity, it has been no different for us, as for large parts of the year, our three stores were sadly forced to shut. Despite these challenges, Little Lives UK has still managed to help out hundreds of disadvantaged and disabled children this year through our monthly campaigns. Here is a review of the year we’ve had.
With temperatures getting colder it can sometimes be challenging to think of things to do to keep the kids occupied. Especially Christmas school holidays in full swing it can sometimes be difficult to think of a variety of options. But, if you need a hand here is a list of arts and crafts activities to get stuck into with the kids over the Christmas period.
As Christmas gets ever closer, the more excitement builds for young children. After a torrid year, nothing will make your children happier than a perfect Christmas morning, opening their presents. If you’re still struggling on what to get your children for Christmas this year, then we’re here to help, as we list our favourite gift ideas and provide recommendations on what to get for your children this Christmas.