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WORRY & WELLBEING PROGRAMME PUBLISHED AUGUST 2020
We’ve recently published our 7+ week Worry & Wellbeing Programme specifically designed to equip children and young people with evidence-based skills to manage their emotions when they return to school. Click here to find out more about this programme.
Download a free sample containing 2 lessons from the programme (15 lessons in total). Your sample includes lesson plans, PowerPoints with audio instruction, worksheets, posters and homework, as well as the Teacher Tutorial PDF which accompanies this programme.
Browse our growing library of free created and curated mental health resources to benefit the mental health and wellbeing of your students and your staff. Read our blog for articles about mental health in schools. Check back regularly or join our Mailing List so we can keep you informed.Find out More
Fully Planned Programmes
In August 2020, we published our new 7+ week Worry & Wellbeing Programme. Prior to this, we launched with our flagship 18-week Ages 7-13 Mental Health Skills Programme. We are busy writing more evidence-based programmes in response to your needs, including one for staff wellbeing.Find out More
Online Community Forum
Gain support for your school's mental health and wellbeing through our online community forum. It's a place to share ideas about mental health, and troubleshoot with teachers from other British schools. Our team is also regularly in the forum to answer your questions and offer guidance.Find out More
We offer workshops for staff, to support the mental health of secondary school students especially. We can also run bespoke workshops for primary and secondary schools, to support staff and student mental health.Find out More
We can provide bespoke phone, email and/or Skype coaching in order to support the implementation of our programmes in your school setting, providing expert guidance to improve the wellbeing of your students and staff.Find out More
Choose from a range of price plans for our paid mental health skills programmes, including individual subscriptions and plans designed for schools. Pay monthly or annually. Purchase Orders are also catered for.Find out More
Testimonials from teachers about our Programmes:
Meticulously planned mental health and wellbeing lessons that show progression in the learning of vital skills. The lesson plans are easy to follow with visually appealing resources. A useful and much needed resource. Christina Wilson (Key Stage 2 teacher - London)
A time-saver for busy SENCOs such as myself. The audio instruction on the PowerPoints is particularly helpful and the online forum is a useful feature to get ongoing advice from the programme's authors and connect with schools globally about the topic of mental health... the downloadable resources and forum will be especially valuable for us. R. Thompson (SENCO - british curriculum school, thailand)
Are your programmes designed for whole class use or for interventions?
Our programmes are versatile. They are skills-based and are designed for use either as small group interventions or for whole class sessions. With minimal adaptation, they can also be used for individual one-to-one interventions ("Talking Partners" are regularly mentioned - however, the student can just as easily discuss their thoughts with the adult delivering the programme). For maximal impact and efficacy for your entire school community, our programmes would ideally be implemented for the whole class and for multiple year groups across your school setting.
Which psychotherapeutic approaches are your programmes based on?
Our programmes are written using the following evidence-based approaches: Mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy).
How are your programmes differentiated?
Our programmes feature a combination of differentiation by task, support, outcome and extension. Some of the homework is differentiated by task.
Can I get a sample?
You sure can! Follow the link below to receive a FREE sample containing 1 fully planned and resourced lesson from our Worry & Wellbeing Programme. We also include the Teacher Tutorial from the programme, to give you an idea of the detailed guidance we provide. You'll receive an emailed download link to claim your sample programme content. I'd like my free sample please!
Will I get immediate access to all programme content when I subscribe?
Our content is drip-fed. Upon purchasing your subscription you will receive access to the first 4 weeks of each available programme. After 30 days, you'll receive access to the next 4 weeks of programme content. After a further 30 days, you'll receive access to the next 4 weeks of programme content, and so on.
Which member(s) of staff should deliver your programmes?
We recommend that our programmes are delivered either by a teacher (class teacher, SEN/intervention teacher or SENDCo) or an HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) ideally with some training in mental health. It's important that whoever delivers the programmes follows the guidelines we provide (all our programmes have comprehensive lesson plans and all resources are provided) and that they are able to maintain a non-judgmental approach during the sessions they deliver. Rest assured, we will be here to support your staff with the implementation of our programmes. If they have any questions, they can ask in our Online Community Forum, where our team is regularly on hand to offer advice and guidance about our programme content.
What if I have a question while teaching a programme?
If you have a question, you can post in our Online Community Forum, which is where a lot of questions get answered by members of our team, as well as by other community members. We are regularly in the Online Community Forum to answer questions and offer advice. Rest assured, we're here to support you with the implementation of our programmes in your setting 🙂
What types of content / media do your programmes include?
Our programmes include comprehensive PowerPoints with audio instruction, as well as PDFs of lesson plans, posters, worksheets and homework. Some of the PowerPoint presentations incorporate short animated video content. We plan for our Staff Mental Health & Wellbeing Programme to be mostly video based.
Do you offer Free Resources?
Yes, we do! Please check out our Free Resources page 🙂 Most of our free resources are taken from our fully planned paid programmes which we have written ourselves based on proven psychotherapeutic approaches. A few of our free resources are curated from elsewhere.
Are your resources / programmes a substitute for face to face counselling or psychotherapy sessions?
No. Our resources and programmes are designed to help teach children, young people and staff in schools a range of evidence-based mental health skills which have been shown in numerous studies to benefit mental health. Our materials are designed as a more general PSHE type resource or for targeted interventions with children about whom you have SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) concerns. However, the resources, programmes and service we offer are not intended as a substitute for counselling/psychotherapy sessions, nor for an assessment with an Educational Psychologist; nor are they a substitute for any other individual interventions by a trained mental health professional.
Do you offer in-person or virtual training sessions?
Yes, we do! Darryl in particular holds DBT STEPS-A (Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents) training sessions for secondary school teachers, certifying them to deliver this evidence-based mental health skills programme to secondary age students. See our Training and Consultancy page.
Our overarching aim has always been to write and offer as much online/virtual content as possible in the form of our online programmes, so that we can positively impact the mental health of school communities as far and wide as possible without travel being a limitation. 🙂