Huge numbers of children and young people from schools across Havant came along to this year’s Fairy Tale Fit Fest. Fit Fest, an event organised by CAMHS (Children & Adolescent Mental Health Team), provides children and young people a fun and safe space to have conversations & learn more about mental health and wellbeing.
There was a real buzz at the fest, lots of smiles and lots of children and young people engaging in the workshops & talking to professionals who had a stall. HEH Mind staff were well and truly in the spirit of all things fairy tale with a Jack and the Bean Stalk themed stall; which entailed “guess the number of magic beans”, mindful colouring & a lucky dip. Our staff came dressed as a Giant (the green person you can see!), a cow and Jack from the story. There was also a board on “what are your giants” and many conversations were held around what are the things/ areas that negatively impact their wellbeing... examples young people gave were “exam stress, bullying and falling out with my friends”.
To accompany this we looked at the 5 ways to wellbeing and also what are some of the positive things young people have to improve their wellbeing… examples young people gave were “friendships, pets, and music and sports actives”. HEH Mind continue to partner with agencies such as CAMHS and local schools to equip young people with tips and tools to improve their wellbeing. A great day had by all, big thanks to our colleagues at CAMHS for organising it.