This week, most of those I know in Cambridge with young children are breathing a sigh of relief. At least two that I know are also booking an aromatherapy massage. Something they have felt unable to do due to having to look after children during the summer break.
At the same time, in another part of my work, things with older children or adolescents specifically are often getting more difficult. Recent studies show an increase in self harm among this group and at the Here Now project in Huntingdon school term inevitably means an increase in the work load with young people at risk of having to attend accident and emergency following self harm.
During September I am going to continue my summer offer of £5 off first appointments and this could be for those who really need some, “me time” after being with the kids or it could be for adolescents feeling stressed with the new school term.