Conference: 'Hygge' Approach to Mental Health in Early Years.

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'Hygge' Approach to Mental Health in Early Years

Conference Overview;

The following will be covered throughout the day:

Welcome - Refreshments 9:30

10.00 Official Start

Sheffield Lord Mayor Mr Downing - Official Opening of the Conference

Jonathan Hartley Early Mental Health, Facts, Figures, Legislation, Early Brain Development

Tracy Rodgers 'Hygge' and Mental Health Practice

Anna Dougherty Fledgling Day Nursery - TIny Hands Big Futures Flagship Nursery - Impact and Impementation

Rachael Summerscales - Doncaster Council, Professional Love Reseach

Importance and Impact of the 'Cuddle Corner' Killamarsh Bears Pre-School

Anita Hamlin Dementia Awareness - Dementia Cafe Project - Weston Park Museum,

Intergenerational Practice, Impact of Children and the Elderly in Joint Activities, Tiddlywinks Centre and Woodhouse Nursery

Baby and Me - Importance of Baby Massage and Impementing in Nursery Practice

Tiny Hands Big Futures Flagship Nursery/Provider Accreditation

Lunch is provided

Tiny Hands Big Futures will host the 'Hygge Appoach to Mental Health in Early Years' Conference, the decision made to have the conference focusing on 'Mental Health and Mindfulness' has been influenced by the following:

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.

Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.

The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults. Referenced: Mental Health Foundation

The media is reporting on many different aspects of Mental Health from the Independent Review into Modernising the Mental Health Act, to shortage of mental health service, Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Coalition who campaign on the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people are bringing together leading charities to campaign jointly on the issue.

The 3rd May 2019 saw the release of the new Framework for Training in Infant Mental Health Launch,

Further information on the release can be sought here: https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1167629/new-framework-for-training-in-infant-mental-health-launches

Play Therapy UK, a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood, has published its Child Mental Health Charter with the aim of convincing the Government to introduce a Mental Health Bill in 2019 to support the one in ten children and young people thought to be affected by mental health problems.

The charter builds on the APPG’s 12th report, ‘Children’s Mental Health Beyond the Green Paper: The Role of Practice-Based Evidence,’ and calls for any new legislation to be based on six key principles:

If you would like to know more about the above and how to support babies, young children and childcare professionals then make sure you book your place!

More Information about the Hugi Hub;

At the Hugi Hub we draw inspiration from the ‘Hygge’ lifestyle approach from Denmark. We believe in living in the moment while appreciating and enjoying everything we have.

The Hugi Hub has been designed and developed with the following ‘Hygge’ Concepts and Principles in mind: cosiness, gratitude, friendship, atmosphere, warmth, presence, equality and belonging, presence, listening, togetherness, in the moment and happiness.

Our children are the most precious belonging we will ever have! We shape them and they shape the future…….

Reggio Emilio originating from Italy, is an educational philosophy that we have taken inspiration from for the Hugi Hub environment, so that it provides opportunities for children to explore different ways of thinking, constructing, negotiating, problem solving and developing and expressing thoughts and feelings. How engaged and deep in their play a child is will deepen their learning so capturing their attention is our main goal.

Find out more at: tinyhandsbigfutures.co.uk

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