On Monday 14th November we exhibited at the Youth Mental Health Conference, kindly hosted by Harris City Academy Crystal Palace and funded by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and Health Education England. The speakers were fantastic, opening up discussions about how to incorporate mental health and well-being education in schools.
We spoke to lots of teachers, school counsellors and outreach workers about the use of emojis to explore mood and emotion, and how a resource like Chateez can open up channels of communication. They all agreed that our cards are an effective form of emotional communication, while being visual, fun and accessible.
“I’ve been amazed at how something so simple can make such a big difference during sensitive conversations. With Chateez cards, the barriers of age, language, culture and ability are broken down, and children and young people can easily find a card to represent how they feel.” Dr Pooky Knightsmith, Director of Children, Young People & Schools Programme, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust