Sending Moffle love on Mother’s Day to all the different kinds of mums, loving your children in your own unique ways. There’s no right or wrong way to handle Mother’s Day – may all the thoughts, feelings, memories, joys and sadness that it brings to you be honoured and held with kindness.
World Book Day 2023
‘Your World’ is the theme of this year’s World Book Day. Every child needs to see themselves reflected in the books that they read.
For children whose early experiences have been very difficult and confusing, books can help them make sense of their lives & find their place in the world. Stories can create opportunities to safely explore thoughts & feelings. In books, children can learn that their own story matters & that they can explore it with the caring adults around them.
Trauma is a great silencer & it creates shame. Let’s give our children more stories that break the silence. Kind stories that help our children to learn, grow & recover.
The Future is Built Moment by Moment
The future is built moment by moment, upon the smallest of steps we take together. All we really have is right now, so when we give it our full and open hearted attention, hope grows and wonderful things can happen.
Hold Hope Gently
Travel well in 2023. When worries about the future cloud our minds, it’s very hard to hold onto hope and to live in the moment. But really all we have is right now, & the best we can do is take one step at a time, with kindness.
Care Experienced Week 2022
Care experienced young people should be wrapped in all the love & connection they deserve, for as long as they need, to become everything they want to be. Healing happens in caring relationships.
National Adoption Week
It’s National Adoption Week & the focus is on the importance of identity & relationships for adopted people. Connections matter. Life stories matter. May everyone’s adoption story be honoured & met with acceptance & empathy.
National Adoption Week
This National Adoption Week, we’re sending Moffle love to everyone whose life is touched by adoption. We celebrate the happiness brought to so many adoptive families, shout for better support for those living with relational trauma, and feel sadness for birth families who have experienced separation & loss.
As adults in the lives of an adopted child – parents, relatives, therapists, social workers & other professionals – we have a responsibility to help them understand their life story & support their sense of identity as it grows & develops. Answer their questions, honour their feelings & walk alongside them. As a community, give them a safe base where they can connect, reflect & continue to grow.
Today the Moffles are supporting @YoungMindsUK and saying #HelloYellow for World Mental Health Day. Because our children’s and young people’s mental health matters.
World Mental Health Day
The theme of 2022’s World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.
Let’s remember we all share a common humanity and a responsibility for creating communities where everyone knows that both their mental & physical health is valued, and that they matter. Good health and healing happen in caring relationships and societies.
Kinship Care Week 2022
Kinship families in the UK are raising over 200,000 children. They do this with love & commitment & determination to keep children in their family networks & communities. For many children, kinship care is the right choice & they thrive.
But kinship carers can face challenges. Too often arrangements are not properly recognised or funded. The responsibility is life changing & many carers take it on at personal cost to their own plans, finances, relationships, & health. Their children may have complex emotional & behavioural needs from difficult life experiences & accessing specialist support can be hard.click here to read more