Then we get onto the subject of staff morale, staff illness especially in schools, hospitals and social work. Staff and parents can feel helpless by the endless waiting lists to get a child seen by an external professional. The waiting list is now 2 years in some parts of the country. This coupled with targets and progress reports and the constant changes in assessment and evidence requirements along with shrinking budgets.
12.5 billion working days were lost 2016/17 in England due to employee suess related illness.
Resilience and resourcefulness comes from having the right people around us to love us, encourage us, validate us, correct us, soothe us and help us bounce back. We can’t all be happy and confident all of the time but when things do go wrong or we meet disappointment in life, which we inevitably will, we need to be able to bounce back even if it is with the help of our friends, families /carers or a group or a club which we belong to.
This is where Kaleidoscope Colour Therapy comes in….
A non-intrusive therapeutic programme on a daily or weekly basis with people the children already know and trust. Kaleidoscope Colour Therapy does not aim to down play or take anything away from the hugely important expertise of external professionals like CAMHS and other therapists, but we often need something in our schools and establishments on a day to day basis for the vast majority of children.
What is needed is something where they don’t need to keep building new relationships of trust, telling their story yet again and possibly end all too soon in order to accommodate the next child on the list.
Children also need to maintain their self-esteem as well as build it. Along with growing up inevitably comes new experiences and challenges. Some are good, some are bad. How do children cope? How do we cope as adults? One of the answers is Kaleidoscope Colour Therapy.
Kaleidoscope Colour Therapy caters for all children and young people.
Sessions can be adapted and picked through like a menu in a restaurant. Kaleidoscope can be led by the organisation’s own Kaleidoscope Colour Therapy trained staff who genuinely cares for children and young people, able to look beyond a child’s behaviour, be prepared to go on their own journey of self-discovery during the training and take on much more of a therapeutic role of giving possibilities and hope to children and young people.
It’s like cleaning our teeth. We don’t stop cleaning them just because the last time we had a dental check appointment there were no signs of decay. It’s the same with good mental health. Even if we are on top form we still need to maintain it.