RADAR are celebrating Walk to School Week on 15th – 19th May. Walking is a great low-impact exercise, ideal for all ages, regardless of fitness level. Walking regularly has so many benefits such as higher energy levels, reduced stress levels and an improved feeling of well being.
May 31st is “World No Tobacco Day”, an annual awareness day to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and its negative health effects. Here at RADAR we work with young children to promote a healthy life style from an early age, including healthy eating and substance abuse avoidance.
As we are in the midst of Mental Health Awareness Week and the week falls right in the middle of exam season, it’s only fitting at RADAR that the conversation has turned to exam stress and its negative effects. You may feel that in the lead up to your exams stressing out is the natural response and a necessary evil to motivate you to work harder. But research carried out by the NSPCC have found that school pressures and mental health concerns in young people are “closely linked with young people not wanting to disappoint their parents, confessing fear of failure and finding it hard to tackle the pressures linked to academic achievement”.