It has been a frustrating start of the year for Little Lives UK. Lockdown across the UK meant that our stores were closed for just under four months, and our projects put on hold. Unsurprisingly, this has meant that we have been unable to function as we would ideally like. Nonetheless, as a charity, we were determined not to do nothing throughout this time. Therefore, we set out to identify how we can not only help children through lockdown, but also how we can help the organisations that work with them.
Every April in the UK is Stress awareness month. In 2021, when everyone is feeling the stresses of lockdown and our uncertain futures, thinking about ways to control our stress level is critical this year. According to the Mental health Foundation, 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. So here are a few ways that you can regulate your stress.
The Coronavirus pandemic has presented enormous challenges to hundreds of organisations over the past year. Therefore, Little Lives UK’s fundamental aim of 2021 is to ensure we are doing everything we can to support the important work these organisations do in helping provide opportunities and support to children across London.
London’s children are finally back at school, and we could not be happier for them. Even though kids can burn off some energy on the playground, with restrictions still gradually easing, it’s challenging to keep them busy at the weekend. So we’re here to help. Here is a list of some fun activities to keep the kids active and healthy at home.
Pupils may be facing increased pressure with their education, which could lead to them experiencing more stress in an already difficult time. With this in mind, we want to provide some useful tips, both on how to be more productive and efficient with work, and on how best to deal with any anxiety that you may be feeling due to these demands.
As a side effect of the UK restrictions, everyone is spending much more time online. Not just adults but children too. For parents, this can be worrying on many different fronts. So we are here to help. Here is a list of 7 easy tips to make your child safer online.
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.