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What is Positive Minds; Education?
Week 1 starting 10th January 2020
Positive Minds; Education is a FREE 10-week Mental Wellbeing programme for Year 6 pupils at Primary schools in Watford, starting 10th January 2020 and ending in March 2020. Positive Minds; Education consists of 10 weeks of 1-hour workshops, combining classroom and practical based sessions to engage with students about the topic of mental health and wellbeing. This is the fourth phase of Positive Minds; Education, and it will be the third delivery of the new and improved 10-week structure. The programme was previously delivered successfully at schools in Hemel Hempstead.
• 1 coach per class (plus classroom teacher) – approx. 30 children/ young people
• Single gender sessions – requires 2 classes to feed into 2 single sex groups
• Discussions about mental health topics, using sporting examples. These will be scenario based, rather than involving personal revelations from children.
• Ideally requires schools to arrange sessions to be delivered in multiples of 2. (i.e. if there are two classes, we will send two facilitators. If there is one class, we still need to send 2 coaches because we divide by gender)
MH Topics covered:
- Body image
- Internet Safety
- Anxiety and stress
- Building positive relationships
- Consolidating learning, growth mindset and the future
Themes to be addressed through programme:
- Build effective and healthy coping strategies
- Build faith in the value of seeking support - that it can and will help
- Emphasise that seeking help early can prevent things from getting worse
- Challenge people’s fear of judgment
- Normalise conversations about mental health
- Build on the role of parents and friends
- Learning from others
- Where to go for help with local service