Newport County AFC is proud to be supporting Children's Mental Health Week, which is held from 1-7 February.
The campaign, which is now in its seventh year after launching in 2015 by Place2Be, aims to raise awareness of the importance of children and young people’s mental health.
This year’s theme is 'Express Yourself'. This involves finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.
We will be encouraging children and adults to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, thoughts and ideas.
Newport County AFC would like to encourage supporters to understand the benefits of getting children support at the earliest possible opportunity and how talking openly with children about their feelings can help.
The club has continued to support those who need it most during the Covid-19 pandemic, with social interaction turning digital during these unprecedented times. We have engaged with supporters by setting up online calls with representatives from the club, who have assisted in keeping spirits high in this difficult period.
Our 'Wellbeing Wednesday' calendar, which is created in partnership with My Discombobulated Brain, is shared weekly and includes ideas to keep positive.
We have also encouraged supporters, who are willing to lend a listening ear, to use the #ExilesHereToListen hashtag on your social media to let others know you are there for them.
If you need support for your mental health, the following charities and organisations can provide help and further information for you.
My Discombobulated Brain: www.mydiscombobulatedbrain.com
Heads Together: www.headstogether.org.uk
Time to Change: www.time-to-change.org.uk
Children's Mental Health Week: www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk