On average, 50 million Indian children suffer from mental disorders at any point in time, and this number will increase if the adolescent population is considered as well, as per research in the Indian journal of psychiatry in 2019.
The pandemic has had a staggering impact on the mental well-being of kids. In children, the majority of mental health issues are undiagnosed and reluctant to seek help. The formative years are crucial for Childs social, mental, and emotional development. So, let’s learn effective techniques to boost a child’s mental well-being.
Common signs of stress in children:
How can we improve the mental health of children?
Engaging kids in sports not only accelerate their physical growth but also reduce their stress levels. Channelizing kids’ energy in sports helps them build confidence.
While playing, kids try to express their emotions, as they are not able to put every feeling in words. Parents should indulge in playing with kids and create love and comfort which help in Child’s social-emotional development.
Parents should listen to their children carefully and acknowledge their emotions, and thoughts.
As adults, kids also feel overwhelmed, confused, worried, nervous, angry, depressed, sad, scared etc. Parents should teach them better coping techniques with complex emotions through modelling.
Every curriculum should include health education about the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of children.
Adequate 7 to 8 hours of sleep is vital to counteract stress. Balanced nutrition and physical activity play important roles in a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Parents should be keen on cyber security, and internet privacy and take preventive measures to avoid negative impacts on child’s minds.
These are simple yet effective ways to boost a child’s mental well-being. To sum up, creating happy childhood on purpose is the best way to take care of a child’s mental health.
How can we help?
Vigour 360 work extensively with schools and colleges to facilitate different mental health services. To know more connect with us