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Giveaway – Signed copies of The Secret of Strong Kids and the Secret of Strong Adults

Reading Time: < 1 minute We have partnered with our friends The Resilience Doughnut to giveaway signed copies of Lyn Worsley’s two new books; The Secret of Strong Kids and The Secret of Strong Adults. Terms and Conditions To enter – Retweet this tweet Entries close at midnight on the 28th of October 2018, the lucky winner will be drawn randomly from […]

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Book Review: Positive Mental Health: A Whole School Approach

Reading Time: 3 minutes Positive Mental Health: A Whole School Approach by  Jonathan Glazzard and Rachel Bostwick.  Publisher; Critical Publishing Ltd 10% of children have a diagnosable mental health issue. Let that sink in for a minute. 10%. Here’s another static to give you pause; 75% of all mental health illness begins before the age of 18. These two sobering […]

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Placing Mindfulness at the Core of School Life at Aureus School, Oxfordshire

Reading Time: 4 minutes A case study by @JoMcShaneEdu from The Little Book of Flourishing Schools Julie Hunter, Deputy Headteacher: Culture and Wellbeing @MsHMFL  www.aureusschool.org ‘Happy children learn. A school which is truly flourishing will have wellbeing for all top of their agenda every day.’ Julie Hunter  Background to the school culture: Aureus School is a brand new, state of the […]

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Vamosbox – Brain Break Cards

Reading Time: 5 minutes Improving wellbeing, social skills, concentration, and learning. Vamosbox brain breaks Indiegogo Video from Mette Marie Feildorf on Vimeo. I have written before about the link between inclusion and wellbeing. This goes for both staff and students of course, if we feel included in the school and class community then our wellbeing increases and we enjoy […]

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Supporting Children with Mental Health Disorders

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest post by Alice Porter, an avid writer who is passionate about raising awareness for children’s mental health. In the UK it is believed that 1 in 10 children and young people between the ages of 5 and 16 suffer from a mental health disorder. This means that there is a chance that 3 […]

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Stress and the Newish Year… half term reflections …

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post by @lisafathersAFL And breathe… made it to half term! It is February, we are now a few weeks away from our well-intended New Year’s resolutions- but how many of them are here to stay? How many of us so desperately needed half term to arrive? How many of us have actually been unwell […]

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Promoting wellbeing through building conversations!

Reading Time: 5 minutes A guest post from @Edu_Wellbeing Why talk about wellbeing? Wellbeing is something that is relevant to everyone. Everyone has emotions that can make or break. When working in the Children and Young People Workforce, professionals have to be mindful of their own wellbeing, their colleagues and that of the people they are supporting – the children. […]

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Student and Teacher well being: the virtuous circle.

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post by @jo3grace This week it was reported that 74% of teachers are seriously considering leaving the profession. I also listened with a heavy heart to a debate between two opponents in the argument over primary school SATs: as the pro SATS commentator insisted that students must be assessed “So that we know what […]