Strengths Gym provides an educational course that enables students and teachers to work together to learn about, recognise, build upon, and use their strengths more in the classroom, at home, and in life.
Established by the actress, Goldie Hawn, who is well known for her advocacy of mindfulness in schools, The Hawn Foundation has developed a Mind Up Curriculum, which teaches social and emotional learning skills that integrates cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness training.
An Australian based programme, a number of UK schools are now implementing its Wellbeing and Resilience Programme.
All details are available on the website.
The Dove Self Esteem Project aims to improve the self-esteem of young people.
The website (from Dove soap, part of Unilever) has sections for parents, teachers and mentors in the areas of friendships and relationships; teasing and bullying; growing up and body image; boosting self esteem; and the role of the media.
Children and young people will need to adjust to many changes if their parents separate. Some of that adjustment can be difficult and painful. It may leave the child/young person feeling many things, including angry or sad or confused. They may even blame themselves for what’s happened to their family. This can make the child/young personal behave in many ways.
The Relate website, “The Parents Guide to Separation” offers useful help and support.
850,000 children and young people in the UK have a mental health problem – and that’s just the ones who have been diagnosed.
The Young Minds website offers information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing.