A Calmerkid Mission
You may have heard the proverb “It takes a village to raise a child“, meaning that an entire community of people must provide for and interact positively with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. This is very similar to the ethos of Calmerkid.org. Providing the knowledge and skills to the significant people in a child`s life. Helping them build a scaffold around Child or Young Person with enhancing knowledge and signposting to specialist support.
A Child or Adolescent can often find life events and the resultant emotional states overwhelming. When it comes to their Mental and Emotional Health they may not fully understand what they are experiencing. Without the right support this can lead to acute or long-lasting difficulties. With the right understanding, Parents, Carers and Professionals can be instrumental in helping Children and Young People deal with these states and help them build the skills to cope.
Thousands of Children and Young People who are experiencing difficulties are currently struggling to get support from mainstream Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, with many waiting several weeks or even months to get an appointment, let alone start treatments which can be up to two years.
Early Identification and support give us the best possibility of preventing symptoms progressing into adulthood.
As a non for profit organisation we are trying to help fill these gaps .