Naval Children’s Charity partners with author to improve young people’s life skills and wellbeing

The Naval Children’s Charity (NCC) have collaborated with Libbla Kelly to distribute her confidence- building notebook for young people, Wisdom While You Work – Values for Wellbeing.

The NCC are delighted to have been able to brand their own cover of this book as we look to support Naval children with their health, wellbeing, security, education and life chances.

Research gathered by the government shows that 39.2% of those aged between six and 16 have experienced deterioration in their mental health since 2017. In older children and young adults the number is over half (52.5%.)

This can likely be attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic, with many young people’s academic and social routines completely upended.

However, for children of Naval families it was a double blow. Already having to adjust when parents are deployed, or families are separated, this was another challenge for them to take on.

The Naval Children’s Charity, recognising this problem, and already having free books available for their younger children, wanted to help build back the confidence in our older cohort. Wisdom While You Work can help those aged between 10 and 25 years old.

Wisdom While You Work, is an inspirational journal which includes many of life’s most essential values. Already selling into over 30 schools and popular at Gift Fairs and online, this notebook/journal has now found its niche post Covid.

The advice, explanations, and suggestions help engage and guide young people to expand their interests, shape their characters and give them self-confidence. The messages improve understanding, communication, motivation and positivity, ultimately improving their wellbeing.

Clare Scherer, CEO of the Naval Children’s Charity says:

As the only charity solely dedicated to the needs of the children of our amazing Naval personnel, both serving and veteran, we are delighted to be able to offer this book for children and young people who might find it a useful way to build their self-confidence and improve their mental health.  For any family that needs help we would urge you to get in touch, particularly in these difficult times, and see what we can do for you”

Libbla Kelly, author of Wisdom While You Work, says:

I am thrilled that my book is now reaching a whole new cohort of children through this wonderful collaboration with the Naval Children’s Charity, knowing how these values can change children’s lives for the better.”

Parents and carers will find that the subject headings on the pages will help to trigger conversations with their children and improve family communication.

Writing in a journal is a positive force for many reasons and can help the writer work towards a wide range of goals. It can help with mindfulness, which helps make important connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, thus reducing the effects of anxiety. Simply by freeing the words in your head through the action of physically writing them down is in itself liberating!

Using Wisdom While You Work as a journal, will help young people learn about each important value and share their OWN ideas, thoughts and feelings. Through their words, or drawings, they can truly make this journal and experience unique to them.

The Charity version of the notebook is available free to Naval children aged 10 to 25 across the UK, families just need to email book@navalchildrenscharity.org.uk giving the age of their child/ren, address and their parent’s Service number to have a book sent out to them.

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