We are greatly looking forward to hosting our very own “Worry Bear” Tent, at the 31st Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic on the 28th of May, 2017.
This is part of our Public Mental Health Initiative, where we want to raise awareness about common mental health disorders, and give families simple tools they can use with their children as coping strategies. The tent will also provide individual consultation to families, to help guide them on the right path. Understanding anxiety is difficult, and identifying it in children is even more difficult. We are hoping to bring some more attention to this subject and hopefully answer some of these questions.
We hope to see you all there!
See the links below for the media coverage on our tent!
CBC Manitoba : http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/worry-bear-tent-1.4109473
Winnipeg Free Press: https://www.pressreader.com/canada/winnipeg-free-press/20170510/281659664958194
Winnipeg Free Press: https://www.pressreader.com/canada/winnipeg-free-press/20170511/281621010254918
Metro News : http://www.metronews.ca/news/winnipeg/2017/05/10/winnipeg-teddy-bears-picnic-to-talk-mental-health-.html
QX 104 FM : http://www.qx104fm.com/2017/05/11/it-could-be-the-most-important-tent-at-the-teddy-bears-picnic/
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This is a wonderful concept- I work with foster youth in San Diego and am inspired to do something like this at some of their events. Do you have ‘tricks of the trade’ that you use to create a great experience for children as well as parents?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Thank you Karen, for your kind words! We have a ‘worry cloud’ worksheet for children, which we use at some of our events to introduce the idea of anxiety to children and their parents, and provide them with some basic strategies they can take home. You can find the link to the worksheet here… https://clinicpsychology.com/worryshrinker/