Children and young people supported by Glow will receive special ‘worry worms’ to help support their mental health and wellbeing.
The past 18 months have been tough for young people, but for those impacted by domestic abuse, it’s been even harder.
Lots of the children and young people that we support already deal with daily worries and anxieties, which have been heightened by the pandemic.
This month, Glow supporter Lorraine Baddeley, of Wolstanton Dance Academy, created a number of ‘worry worms’, which will be distributed to our young people in the coming weeks.
Each worm comes with a special poem to encourage each child to open up and whisper any worries into the worm’s ear.
The worm will then take away the worry, leaving the child with ‘nothing to fear’.
You can read the poem below:
I’m your little worry worm.
Keep me close,
Keep me near.
When a worry pops in your head, hold me
Tight, whisper in my ear, I will take
Away your worry, so you have nothing to fear!
Education and Prevention Team Leader, Sarah Buckley, will be handing out the ‘worry worms’ to the children supported by her team.
She said: “The pandemic has been really hard for a lot of young people, but when you combine that with witnessing domestic abuse, it makes everything even harder.
“Lots of the children that we support deal with anxiety and worries on a daily basis, and these have been heightened over the last 18 months.
“The ‘worry worms’ are brilliant because each child can keep one in their pocket all day. It’s there to reassure them and relieve any anxieties.”