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Creativity for Children's Mental Health Week

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News, Recovery and wellbeing on 4th February, 2021

This week we have been celebrating the theme of 'Express Yourself' for Children's Mental Health Week, an annual awareness week led by Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools. 

Earlier in the week our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) asked young people to share how they like to 'express themselves'.

Thanks so much to the young people for their creative submissions so far; Lexi's artwork; Robin aged 10 who says his snowy photo taken at Fogintor Quarry near Tavistock makes him feel happy and calm, Phoebe for her digital art and Malcolm and Immi for their lovely poetry.

Anxiety‌ ‌and‌ ‌me‌

Anxiety‌ ‌and‌ ‌me,‌ ‌or‌ ‌do‌ ‌you‌ ‌disagree?‌

Endless‌ ‌panic‌ ‌attacks‌ ‌and‌ ‌dread‌

It‌ ‌means‌ ‌I ‌really‌ ‌struggle‌ ‌to‌ ‌go‌ ‌bed‌

Constantly‌ ‌worrying‌ ‌about‌ ‌“dizzy‌ ‌spells”‌

The‌ ‌feeling‌ ‌like‌ ‌I'm‌ ‌floating‌ ‌I'm‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌middle‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌stormy‌ ‌sea‌

Anxiety‌ ‌and‌ ‌me‌

Even‌ ‌the‌ ‌palms‌ ‌of‌ ‌my‌ ‌hands‌ ‌are‌ ‌crying‌

Why‌ ‌does‌ ‌it‌ ‌feel‌ ‌like‌ ‌I'm‌ ‌dying‌

Anxiety‌ ‌and‌ ‌me‌

I‌ ‌don't‌ ‌know‌ ‌why‌

It‌ ‌makes‌ ‌no‌ ‌sense‌

I‌ ‌just‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌feel‌ ‌something‌ ‌less‌ ‌intense‌

Breathe‌ ‌in‌ ‌and‌ ‌breathe‌ ‌out‌

I'll‌ ‌be‌ ‌fine‌ ‌without‌ ‌a‌ ‌doubt‌

Anxiety‌ ‌and‌ ‌me‌

I'm‌ ‌getting‌ ‌there,‌ ‌but‌ ‌where?‌

I‌ ‌know‌ ‌that‌ ‌people‌ ‌care‌

Breathe‌ ‌in..‌ ‌123‌

Anxiety‌ ‌and‌ ‌me‌

- Immi