A seven-year-old stressed out by homework and lockdown wrote to classmates with advice – on how to improve their mental health.
Charlie Brock offered help to his school pals on what do when their ”brains feel fuzzy”.
The youngster was struggling with maths homework and the pandemic and wanted to reach out to friends who were also ”sad”.
He wrote an adorable note to his classmates with tips on what to do – including ”take a deep breath” and ”do something fun”.
Charlie assured them Covid ”won’t be here forever” and they ”we will be playing together soon” – and even included a joke to make them laugh.
He asked his parents, Phillip and Kerry Brock, both 40, to send the letter to his whole class via WhatsApp
Charlie, from Meols, The Wirral, wrote: “Hi guys how are you. I know a couple of you are sad but that’s ok.
“I have been sad some times as well.
”Sometimes when I am sad I take deep breathes until I feel better but sometimes this doesn’t work and brain feel fuzzy.
“So I have stepped away what was making me sad and we would do something fun.
“Covid is horrible but it won’t be here for ever and we will be playing together soon.
”I like to make people laugh. I am missing making you laugh.
“This is a joke – Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9.
“If anyone wants to ring me you can. Or if you want I can send you a joke. I am Jester Charlie.
“I hope this makes you better, keep strong guys.
“Love from Charlie.”
Charlie has been staying at home since Christmas, after only being at school for three months since the pandemic began.
Dad Phillip, a plumber, said: “He’s quite resilient to most things, he has a laugh and a joke, but this has knocked him a bit.”
Charlie wrote the letter on February 4, after being inspired by Mental Health Week at school – as well as some particularly tricky sums.
The seven-year-old said: “I felt like maths was too hard!”
Stay-at-home mum Kerry said: “Charlie got a little bit stressed so he wrote this letter, but we thought we can’t post this to everybody,
“So we videoed him reading it and sent it out to all the mums on WhatsApp so he could show his class, and then we sent it to his teacher.”
Since then Charlie has been asked to send more jokes to his classmates, and sahred his favourite.
He said: “Why did the dog not want to play football? Because he’s a boxer!”