Our mental health consists of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. As many of our children have experienced significant trauma, we ensure each child has counselling on entry into our program, and if required, access to psychologists or counsellors ongoing. The emotional health of our children is a high priority, and why love and care is at the centre of all we do. We provide a place where children are safe, where they are free to express their emotions and are supported through the highs and lows of life. We also provide them with the tools they need to grow in their resilience, have a strong and positive self-esteem and build strong personal relationships and connections.
Through many of the activities our children engage in, we are promoting mental, emotional and social wellbeing: participation in extra-curricular activities such as music, scouts or sporting groups, providing avenues for contributing to the running of the family and farm, mental stimulation through curious conversations, reading and learning new skills, the ability to set appropriate boundaries for themselves and others, and learning good behavioural and relational skills.