I hope this letter and message finds you well and ready to embark on a journey of guiding and empowering the young people in your care.
My name is Cathy Mellett, and I am the founder of the I’m Enough Charity. As a supporter of young people, I am passionate about helping them recognize and overcome the challenges posed by digital addiction and anxiety.
At I’m Enough, we believe that it is crucial to have open and down-to-earth discussions about the impact of digital related mental health, digital addiction, and anxiety. That’s why we have curated a collection of resources that can be used in the classroom or facilitate discussions with the young people you care about. We thank our sponsors for providing us with the ability to continually add new material.
In the current box or download that you have received, you will find a range of valuable resources. Let me give you a sneak peek into what awaits you:
First and foremost, we have included a copy of “The Hidden Pandemic,” a book that sheds light on the wide-reaching impact of digital addiction and anxiety. As an owner of a digital agency and as a mum, I was inspired to create a resource that shares not only my journey, but valuable resources shared by many of our volunteers.
To further support your efforts, we have included our I’m Enough Brochure, which provides an overview of our mission, values, and the services we offer. It serves as a handy guide to help you navigate the resources in the box or download.
“EmpowerED: 8 Classroom Worksheets” is another gem you will find. These worksheets are designed to build resilience, confidence, and life skills. They offer practical exercises that can be incorporated into your lessons, helping young people develop a strong mindset and overcome challenges.
We understand the importance of fostering self-esteem and confidence among young people, especially in educational settings. That’s why we have included a set of vibrant posters tailored for different age groups: primary school, intermediate school, and teens. These posters serve as constant reminders that every young person is enough, just as they are.
Taking a break from the digital world is essential for our mental well-being. To encourage mindfulness and relaxation, we have included a mindful colouring book. Colouring has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety, providing a calming activity that can be incorporated into your classroom or utilised during individual or group therapy sessions.
Lastly, we have included a jar of I’m Enough. This jar serves as a visual reminder of each young person’s worth and the importance of self-care. Each time a young person needs a boost of confidence, they can reach into the jar and read an uplifting message that will remind them of their value.
At I’m Enough, we understand that technology and social media play significant roles in young people’s lives. While we support the positive aspects, we also recognise the rising prevalence of mental health concerns in our communities.
Our sponsors and experts are dedicated to sharing their experiences and trusted techniques to help young people overcome stress and anxiety caused by the digital world. We are committed to providing you with practical suggestions and resources that will facilitate meaningful discussions, enhance the well-being of young people, and foster a positive and resilient mindset.
So, as an educator, guardian, or caring individual, I invite you to utilise these resources to initiate thought-provoking discussions and empower the young people in your care. Embrace the strategies and techniques shared by our experts and remember that you are not alone in this journey. Together, we can combat the challenges posed by digital addiction and anxiety and empower young minds to lead fulfilling lives.
Thank you for joining the I’m Enough community. We are here to support you every step of the way.
With warmest regards,
Cathy Mellett and Sonja Weilbach
Founder of the I’m Enough Charity and our CEO