Priorities for Children and Families

One of the largest informal settlements in the country with approximately 40 000 children under the age of five.

We asked children what their greatest wish was today, and they said “to go to the #beach , but without the masks”.

Children are children in every corner of the world.

We asked 17 year olds what their greatest wish was, they reported “to have our soccer field back, they are taking it away, and it keeps us on the straight and narrow, we have a team we belong to, it is home, it is nice, it is good”.

Simple strategies change children’s lives.

Most children and families, in various countries including the UK, countries in Europe, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, South Africa and countries in Europe report that the most important items for their family are:

1. physical safety

2. freedom (many explain that this means “education for children”), then

3. health

4. mental health

5. peace

6. joy, then

7. victory with goals (such as “learning to swim”)

Many include beauty, animals, loved ones and friends.

We have been asked to provide a text, book, manual or summary of principles to precipitate and maintain these items for children and for adults, based on our clinical training and experience assisting children and families, from all walks of life, with these goals for the last 20 plus years.

Simple items are often the most effective.

Please email us at admin@mentalhealthbus.co.uk if you would like a copy. This is likely to take us a while though, but if there is a sufficient need, we will oblige.

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