It’s Children’s Mental Health Week, and the charity, Place2Be, have themed 2018 for children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness. It’s all about #BeingOurselves.
Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools, building children’s resilience through talking, creative work and play. For Children’s Mental Health Week they’re inviting everyone – children, young people and adults – to come together and celebrate the unique qualities and strengths in themselves and others.
Having a positive view of ourselves can help us to cope with life’s challenges and make better connections with others. At the same time, celebrating the unique strengths of the people around us can enable us to come together in our schools, workplaces and communities.
Listening Books, a national charity that provides an audiobook library service to children and adults who struggle to read or hold a book due to an illness, disability or learning difficulty have recently received funding that means they are able to offer a number of FREE memberships to people living in the North West who would struggle to pay our membership fee (ranging from £20 to £45 per year)
IF you would like further details please contact Jo Cord – email@example.com or telephone 0207 407 9417
About The library
They have a huge range of wonderful fiction and non-fiction suitable for children aged 7 upwards. The library also supports the Curriculum from Key Stage 2 upwards and has a large selection of educational titles and study guides, many of which are unavailable on audio elsewhere. You can read more about the charity and browse the library here http://www.listening-books.org.uk Audiobooks are available across three different formats:
- internet streaming
- downloads which can be transferred to a portable device
- MP3 CDs sent through the post (all postage is included in the membership)
Access to audiobooks can be incredibly beneficial to children who struggle to read allowing them to access the same books as their peers, helping to improve language skills and providing the relaxation and comfort of getting lost in a great story