and mental wellbeing for children and young people
Together for Families Summer Holiday Activities
Getting outdoors and being active in green, and blue spaces, or even better both. It is a way of boosting mental wellbeing. Whether it's taking regular walks in the park, flying a kite on the beach, climbing rocks or mixing between the two, exercising in blue and green spaces is proven to have huge benefits for mental health. The Countryside Recreation Network states: ‘There is substantial evidence that links the natural environment with good physical health and psychological wellbeing,’ and that ‘both physical activity and nature can positively affect wellbeing.’ In Cornwall we are lucky to have 422 miles of coastline with plenty of green spaces inland. As a result of the school closures, getting children out in these spaces and interacting with their families and other young people will significantly help ease any anxiety as well as providing an opportunity to have fun and learn new skills. This year, this feels more important than ever and we have created a guide to
This work was developed as part of the Community, Engagement, Participation and Parents workstreams of the Headstart Kernow programme, in collaboration with Cornwall Outdoors and Active Cornwall, and is funded in part by the National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Headstart Kernow is a partnership programme led by Cornwall Council to develop resilience and mental well-being in children, young people and their families throughout Cornwall.
· For a list of free or low-cost activities to do this summer, visit @TFFCornwall & download their free booklet. Families living in Cornwall can apply for funding. Get outside and meet new people. https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/summer2020
· If your children/ young people are feeling anxious about the return to school, getting out and learning new skills might be able to help. @TFFCornwall’s FREE booklet lists activities across 4 different sites, which are free or low-cost. There is some funding for families in Cornwall too. https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/summer2020
· Want to build new skills and resilience? Book onto one of these summer courses and get your confidence back https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/summer2020
· With high levels of anxiety in children and young people, and the longest many of them have ever been off school, partners of @TFFCornwall have created some exciting FREE and low cost summer activities. Download the booklet and manage those feelings by getting outdoors. https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/summer2020