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How to Cope with the Stress and Anxieties of Lockdown

Jan 27, 2021

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A blog by Ashley - Pro-Action Mental Health Ambassador 


So, how are you doing?


Since the pandemic took over the world, it’s been tough for a lot of us. We can’t go on holiday. We can’t visit loved ones. Some of us can’t even leave the house.

It’s normal for parents and children alike to feel anxious, stressed, and frightened about what the future is going to hold. You can’t help but wonder if the world is ever going to go back to normal.


While the introduction of vaccinations is promising, the end of the pandemic is still a long way off. But it’s not healthy for your mental state to continue with this mental anguish, anxiety, and stress. If you’re feeling this way, try these methods to help you get through these times of uncertainty.


Coping at Christmas - 5 Tips to look after your Mental Health

Dec 07, 2020

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Coping at Christmas - 5 Tips to look after your Mental Health

During the festive season, if you are dealing with emotional difficulties and mental ill health the pressures can feel overwhelming. Christmas can bring lots of additional stressors for people such as putting on weight, family strife’s, financial struggle and increased housework.


Pro-Action Survival: Not even Covid-19 can stop us!

Apr 20, 2020

Children And Young People

As we enter the 4th week of Covid-19 lockdown the Pro-Action Team, Tracy, Sue and Abby, reflect on the survival of Pro-Action and what we plan to offer our members in a future beyond the virus.

Early adversity has lasting impact…

Dec 20, 2019

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Our Head of External Relations, Tashmina, recently attended a workshop on ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) awareness and shares some of her key findings here...

Gambling...does it affect your children and young people?

Nov 14, 2019

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'Gambling is everywhere. Betting shops, billboards, football shirts and a myriad of online sites accessible 24 hours a day – it’s hard to avoid.' Rebecca Mark, from YGAM, writes a guest blog on this age old issue which is now a growing concern in children and young people...

​Peer or Peer abuse- it’s a real thing!

Aug 30, 2019

Peer On Peer

Abby, our Safeguarding Lead, has been attending conferences and training over the summer to ensure she is up-to-date with all the relevant information pertaining to safeguarding children and young people.  One of the areas she has recently researched and shares here in her blog is the realities of peer on peer abuse...

Safeguarding & Compliance - Let's do it together!

Jul 08, 2019

Compliance

Abby our Safeguarding & Compliance Lead discusses her role here at Pro-Action and  how 'we all have a duty of care for those in our care and we are all working towards the joint aim of providing the best for Children and Young People in Hertfordshire, so let’s do it together!'

Life as a Motivational Speaker

May 28, 2019

Our Head of Partnerships and Fundraising, John, talks about how he didn't realise he was interesting...but we all know he is...and how he has used his experiences to support young people...

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