Collaborating towards better child and adolescent mental health this youth month.
Masiviwe is collaborating with both Takani Sesame and the UCT Children’s Institute in June to share content focused on improving child and adolescent mental health.
The ever-popular Takalani Sesame crew returns with Season 14 to continue exploring some difficult and important topics, following up what they started with the ‘Big Feelings’ theme in Season 13. Parents and children alike can look forward to Takalani Sesame’s unique take on these difficult topics, with plenty of singing, dancing, and fun.
Takalani Sesame launched on 5 June and airs weekdays on SABC 2 at 3.30 PM. Episodes air in English on Mondays, isiZulu on Tuesdays, Sesotho on Wednesdays, Ndebele on Thursdays, and Afrikaans on Friday.
Masiviwe has produced a short Let’s Talk Big Feelings video which features young people talking about feelings such as anxiety, anger, fear, and happiness, and what they can do when these feelings become too much. This video can be used as a discussion starter in classrooms, youth groups, or even in the home.
Check it out on our website https://masiviwe.org.za/videos/.
Our social media this month is in collaboration with UCT’s Children’s Institute, who produced resources last year to help raise awareness of the findings of the 2022 Child Gauge, which focused on child and adolescent mental health.
In South Africa, only 1 in 10 children with a mental health problem is able to access care. We’ll be featuring tips on how to take care of our mental health when interacting online, as well as promoting the places where young people can seek help.
Be sure to follow our social media pages @MasiviweZA for all the content.