How fantastic to have these posts from Neil and Joseph in our community!
I am currently working on ten lessons to strengthen children's social and emotional resilience. Street children taught me about resilience and we are trying to find tools for parents and educators to work with children about resilience and in a way that children can help other children and together build it.
Im not qualified to focus on mental illness but I do think that 'Children for Health' has something to offer around resilience based on the ideas I've picked up over three decades of working with extraordinary children living in extremely difficult circumstances.
If you wish to be in a group to help me with this enterprise- please get in touch.
HIFA Profile: HIFA Profile: Clare Hanbury qualified as a teacher in the UK and began her career teaching 6-13 year old children in schools in Kenya and Hong Kong. For many years, Clare worked for The Child-to-Child Trust based at the University of London's Institute of Education where, alongside Hugh Hawes and Professor David Morley she worked to help embed the Child-to-Child ideas of children's participation in health into government and non-government child health and education programmes in numerous countries. Clare has continued to work to promote these ideas as a freelance adviser and trainer. She has worked in East and Southern Africa, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Yemen. In 2013, Clare founded Children for Health, a British Registered Charity that provides accurate engaging health information for those working or living with children and inspiring them to use fun methods to mobilise children as health activists in their families and communities. Clare is a member of the HIFA Working Group on Information for Citizens, Parents and Children.
Email: clare.hanbury AT zen.co.uk