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Warriors of Well-being set up summer camp

19 Aug 22

Dozens of children have been enjoying a nine-day summer camp with a host of fun-filled activities based around the themes of well-being.

Organised by the Broxbourne Mental Health Support Team (MHST), part of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, young people aged eight to twelve were invited to take part in the camp being hosted at the Hailey Hall school in Hoddesdon.

A packed programme, led by the aptly named Warriors of Well-being, has included mindfulness activities, arts and crafts, a visit from Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, drama therapy, meditation, baking, football, rounders, team building exercises and treasure trails.

Visits from Watford Football Club and the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, which provided the Forest School, have also taken place.

MHST team leader Amy Dunne said: “This is an excellent way to support children and their parents and guardians by providing a range of things to do during the long - and this year hot – summer holidays.

“Everyone’s well-being should be an absolute priority and these sessions provide a really good mix of physical activity and gentle mental workouts. Above all this is about fun and enjoyment.”

Children were invited to apply to the camp by the MHST which operates across 22 schools and colleges across the district.

MHST works with schools to provide support during term time and during the holidays and is made up of professionals trained in early mental health interventions for children and young people.

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