This week our event partner, Care for the Family, explain what they do and what support they might be able to offer you and your family in times of need.
We’re so glad to be part of Spring Harvest again this year. It’s one of our favourite events of the year, and even though we miss seeing you all face-to-face, we’re so pleased to have this opportunity to gather together.
One of the questions we often get asked at this kind of thing is, “So what exactly do you do?” In some ways, it’s an easy answer – we support couples, parents and those who have been bereaved. In others ways however, it’s not an easy question at all – especially considering the past year. Family life, like everything else, has changed dramatically and many will be facing challenges they never previously had to deal with. So naturally, as the breadth of need grows, so the support we offer becomes more varied.
For some time now, we’ve been putting more and more resource into helping parents build strong emotional resilience in their children. You only have to turn on the news or scroll through social media to find stories about anxiety levels and poor mental health being on the rise in children and young people. That’s why Katharine Hill, our UK director, has written a brand-new book, A Mind of Their Own: Building Your Child’s Emotional Wellbeing in a Post-Pandemic World, to equip parents to care well for their children’s mental wellbeing from toddlerhood to teenage years. We’ve also created a new online event of the same name, to equip parents with practical and preventative tools to see your children through the difficult times, as well as build resilience to guard against anxiety and depression.
Of course, we’re still working with those who have been bereaved, strengthening marriages and helping parents pass faith onto the next generation, but the mental wellbeing of children and young people is something we’re very passionate about and often brings challenges we can’t afford to ignore.
To discover more about how Care for the Family can support you and your family you can visit their virtual exhibition space during Spring Harvest Home or click below to visit their website.