Mental Health Awareness Week: The importance of support and resilience at Migdal Ohr


As we observe Mental Health Awareness Week, it’s vital to reflect on the significance of mental wellbeing, especially for the youngest among us. At Migdal Ohr, we are deeply committed to nurturing not just the physical, but the emotional and mental health of our children. Our approach recognises that true care extends beyond the basics of food and shelter, reaching into the realms of emotional support and psychological resilience.

Nurturing Emotional Wellbeing in Children

Children’s mental health forms the cornerstone of their overall development. It influences their learning, behavior, and social interactions. Understanding this, Migdal Ohr has crafted a supportive and therapeutic environment where every child can truly thrive. Our unique blend of mental health services is designed to cater to the diverse needs of the children we support.

Art Therapy: A Window into the Child’s Soul

Art therapy at Migdal Ohr offers a profound tool for expression and healing. It allows children to explore their emotions, process complex feelings, and make sense of their experiences through creative expression. This form of therapy is particularly beneficial because it provides a safe outlet for emotions that might be difficult to express verbally.

The Healing Power of Animal Therapy

Another crucial component of our mental health services is animal therapy. This therapy offers comfort and a unique form of non-verbal communication that is often more accessible to children. Animals provide a sense of companionship that is uncomplicated by the expectations and judgments that can come from human interactions, making it an incredibly healing and soothing experience.

Professional Support Tailored to Individual Needs

Recognising that each child is unique, Migdal Ohr ensures that regular consultations with skilled therapists are a core part of our program. These professionals work closely with each child, tailoring therapeutic approaches to best meet individual needs. This bespoke support is crucial in fostering resilience and aiding children in overcoming challenges.

“Mental Health Awareness Week shines a critical light on the importance of mental wellbeing, reminding us all that caring for the mind is as essential as caring for the body,” says Amit Fraser, Executive Director of Migdal Ohr. “We are committed to fostering an environment where emotional health is prioritised, ensuring every child has the support they need to cope and thrive. Through dedicated programmes like art and animal therapy, we empower our children to heal, grow, and embrace their full potential.”

Looking Forward

As we celebrate this important week, Migdal Ohr renews its commitment to mental health, reminding us of the importance of taking care of our minds as well as our bodies. We continue to be a beacon of hope and healing, dedicated to the wellbeing of every child in our care.

Mental health is a journey, and at Migdal Ohr, we walk this path hand in hand with our children, equipped with the tools and compassion necessary to support their journey towards healing and growth.

Join us in advocating for and supporting positive mental health which makes a lasting impact in the lives of our special children. Together, we can create a healthier, brighter future for all.

If you’d like to sponsor a child’s mental health programme and help make a difference in the life of our special children – find out more.


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