Many children grow up playing sport, childhood sport is more beneficial that you may think! The Australian Department of Health reports that sport benefits a child’s physical and psychological development.

Our Director, Jodie Brenton works hard to ensure that all Australians can access mental health services, no matter their age. Our head psychologist, Mary Magalotti and our team of Life Resolutions psychologists aim to provide a high level of support within the childhood counselling scope.

The Benefits of Sport for Children

Teaching kids how to cope wins and losses

Children can learn to deal with the highs and lows of life through sport. Sport can teach children skills such as resilience and tenacity while experiencing these highs and lows. Resilience is an important skill to handle life and maintain a strong level of mental wellbeing. Children also learn compassion for others when they see their friends winning and losing.

Socialising with other children

Children will learn teamwork, leadership and cooperation through sport. Aspects such as considering others and learning to cooperate with others are learnt through having a common goal provided by the sport. These are valuable skills that most people use in their daily lives! Sport also helps foster these skills in a fun and engaging environment.

Physical and psychological benefits

Sport brings physical benefits that can then improve children’s mental and emotional wellbeing. Simulating the part of the brain associated with movement will help strengthen connections within the brain. Physical activity can also help regulate and balance chemicals in the brain.

Involvement in sport can benefit a child’s development. Here at Life Resolutions, Jodie Brenton aspires to provide access to mental health services for all Australians, regardless of their age. Mary Magalotti and our team of psychologists provide childhood counselling to help children throughout their psychological development and ensure mental wellbeing.

For more information on our childhood counselling or our range of other services, visit our website. Booking services can be accessed online or over the phone.