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Self-Injury Awareness Day: The impact of Covid-19 on children’s mental health

Self-Injury Awareness Day is an annual global awareness day on March 1st and its purpose is to raise awareness about self-injury. This is an incredibly worrying issue in the current climate, with rising concern over the potential impact of lockdown on mental health. Many people have a hard time talking about self-injury. In this blog, we look at the potential impact of Covid-19 pandemic on children’s mental health and how you can help them.

Children’s Mental Health Week: Express Yourself

It is Children’s Mental Health Week (1-7 February) this week and this year’s theme is ‘Express yourself'. In the February blog, we feature some of the many pieces of artwork and poems our Young People have created to mark this awareness week, and here, Ali Curtis, CAMHS Service Lead at Cygnet Hospital Sheffield, describes how the hospital embraces self-expression.

Not all disabilities are visible

This week marks the International Day of People with Disabilities 2020, an annual celebration of people with disabilities. In our latest blog James O’Neil, Regional Manager, North West, for Cygnet’s Supported Living Services, explains what it means to have a hidden disability, and how we can all help.

How to make a self-soothe box

In our latest blog Katie Condliffe, an occupational therapist at Cygnet Hospital Bury looks at self-soothe boxes and why they can be a great way to manage feelings of anxiety, panic and stress.