Recent reports by the Campaign to End Loneliness shows that those aged between 16-29 are over two times as likely to report feeling lonely often or always than those over 70
Incorporating Cups of Calm Sticks into discussions about mental health with children and young people can be a powerful and positive way to promote emotional well-being and resilience. It creates a safe space for them to explore their feelings, learn coping strategies, and seek support when needed.
Some Examples of the sticks affirmations and advice:
“It doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful”
‘Try 7-11 Breathing (Breathe in to the count of 7 and out to 11) or Hot Chocolate Breathing (breathe in as you smell the chocolate, breathe out to cool it down)’
“Set yourself do-able goals and realistic expectations……..or simply do what you can manage to get through today”