A WARRINGTON mum has created mental health and well-being packs for children after being inspired by her six-year-old son.

Keira Owen, from Great Sankey, had the idea after seeing other people struggle with mental health, as well as herself and children.

Keira, 33, believes it is important to share the importance of mental health and well-being with children to help them understand that ‘it’s okay not to be okay.’

Through her business, Page of Dreams, Keira wants to support schools further and gift a mental health and well-being pack to as many Warrington primary schools as possible.

The pack will contain Usborne books that support mental health, positive mindset and encourage children to share their feelings.

They will also include teacher resources produced by Usborne.

Keira, developer services technician, said: ‘‘Being aware of children who have struggled especially during lockdown and the changes they have had to deal with can impact them in a negative way.

‘‘Not only with lockdown but in life in general, there are children who may seem resilient, but who may be struggling without you knowing.

‘‘My son is my inspiration, his name is Jake and he is 6 years old.

‘‘There have been times he has struggled and not wanted to share how he felt, by letting it build up he acted out where it could have been seen as a behavioural issue.’’

The business owner used the books to help Jake open up in a more ‘fun way’ and to learn about sharing feelings.

Keira’s is looking for businesses to donate to help to create the packs so they can go out to as many schools in Warrington as possible.

All businesses who donate will be advertised through Pages of Dreams’ social media as a thank you and will be listed in a letter alongside the pack.

Usborne Books at Home will gift an extra percentage in free brooks to provide more packs and Keira will be placing the commission earned back into ordering more packs.

To donate, visit: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8AYC40P8Vu