Primary school children across Herefordshire have been attending workshop based days promoting safety, healthy lifestyle choices and good mental health.
The event, called the Crucial Crew, is being held at Hereford Football Club between June 17 and 28.
Staff from ²gether NHS Foundation Trust are attending the event to promote emotional wellbeing.
Children can attend up to nine hands-on workshops in a day at the event, which has been organised by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue service, Hereford Housing, the British Red Cross, Network Rail, West Mercia Police, Crush/Women’s Aid, Herefordshire Council and ²gether.
Jo Denney, non medical consultant for social inclusion at the trust, said: “It is very important that young people are aware of the challenges they may face and how they can cope with those effectively.
“We find that the best way to raise that awareness is by encouraging the children to have fun while they learn.
“Letting children explore their emotions is instrumental in helping them to understand themselves as people and improve their overall well being, both now and later in life, particularly as they enter secondary school.”
Each workshop lasts a ‘bite sized’ 20 minutes and asks the children to do a number of exciting activities which give them an understanding of the topic while still being enjoyable.
*Please note, this press release was reposted after the event, due to technical issues with the website*.