We’re delighted to see Chelmsford for You bringing Green City back to our local area this week. The event is an important reminder of the environmental issues that affect all of us, bringing a programme of fun and inspiring events to our city to help the local community explore ways that we can be more green.
As a counselling charity, we’re aware of the intricate relationship between our surroundings and our wellbeing. From the therapeutic power of green spaces to the emerging challenge of climate anxiety, it’s evident that our mental health and the environment are inextricably linked.
Earlier this month, HRH Princess of Wales released a new video as part of her campaign, Shaping Us. The Shaping Us campaign serves as a powerful call to action, emphasising the significance of early childhood and igniting discussions about why it matters.
Inspired by the campaign, in this week’s Renew blog, we delve into the crucial role parents play in shaping their children’s early years.
In today’s digitally connected world, social media has become an integral part of our lives. It allows us to connect, share, and express ourselves. However, with the launch of ‘Threads’, yet another social media platform, it is crucial to understand how we can protect our mental health and that of our children and young people in this ever-evolving online landscape.
Ahead of Renew’s Celebration Day, we meet guest speaker and renowned counsellor, psychotherapist, academic, community activist and President of the BACP, Professor Lynne Gabriel, OBE, who will be giving a talk on her career, including her research on the impact of domestic violence on children and young people.
A combined study published in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health this week reported a large rise in eating disorder diagnoses and self-harm episodes amongst teenage girls in the UK in the years since the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a counselling charity, we recognise the crucial role counselling plays in empowering LGBTQ+ individuals, providing them with a safe space to explore their identities, navigate challenges, and thrive in a society that celebrates diversity.
This year’s International Women’s Day theme of embracing equity is in line with Renew’s aim to empower our community, ensuring people from all walks of life have access to counselling. We believe that everyone, regardless of their gender, age, race, or background, deserves to have access to mental health support when they need it.
With this year’s theme ‘Let’s Connect’ focusing on the importance of meaningful connections for all, we hope that Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 will see more people than ever getting involved, starting important conversations with their children, and helping us to raise vital funds for children’s mental health.
Winter can be a difficult time for many people.
Below, we’ve compiled some tips to help you feel more optimistic during the dark winter months.