‘Real’ Worry and ‘Nearly Real’ Worry Monsters: A resource to support with sorting thoughts into practical and hypothetical worries. Decorate the friendly monsters and start to record your worries on the thought bubbles before feeding them to the most appropriate monster.
My Feelings Traffic Light: Self-Regulation Toolkit for Children: Supporting children to identify their feelings and identify practical ways to self-regulate their emotions. A problem-solving resource to explore appropriate ways of dealing with BIG feelings, both positive and negative.
‘Things that make us feel… Jars’ Feelings Activity: a resource for supporting children and young people with identifying what makes them feel good/bad and how this impacts on our mental health and wellbeing.
Letting Go of Worries: Autumnal Leaf Activity: support children with letting go of worries that they are not able to do anything about. It can be difficult to let go of our worries but this activity encourages the child to write down their worries and then let go of the leaf, like the trees let go of their leaves in autumn.
Curious Questioning Poster – Resources for Grown-Ups: a poster for supporting adults who are working with children to help identify what a child is feeling and why. This is particularly useful for discussions surrounding worry or anxious thinking.
Introducing the Staff Wellbeing Resource Hub:
Staff wellbeing should be a priority in all schools as when we feel our lives are in balance then we are more likely able to cope during challenging situations (Mentally Healthy Schools, 2022). All staff members should be given both emotional and practical support so that they can then support the pupils that they work with. Looking after staff wellbeing goes beyond a termly yoga class or a poster in the toilets. It is about creating a culture whereby staff are valued and that positive mental health is made a priority. This takes time to change. Here we have some BRAND NEW helpful resources as part of our Member’s Club for supporting your wellbeing in schools.