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Children and young people’s mental health workshops

WELLBEING IN SCHOOLS

Children and young people’s mental health is an imperative focus and I was delighted to be invited by Leweston School in Sherborne to run Wellbeing Workshops for years 11 and 12 during a series of Wellbeing Drop Down days organised by PSHE lead Mrs Littlechild.

We spent a wonderful morning discussing how to recognise the signs of stress and anxiety in ourselves and our friends and offering solutions for things to help. We tried out a variety of emotional balancing and empowering techniques including mindset shifting and self-esteem boosting ideas.

Each student also created their own Stress Catcher they could open at any time to find a range of simple calming activities to choose from when feelings are heightened.

The students worked in small groups to identify signs of stress and overwhelm both in themselves and their friends and we shared new ideas to help restore a sense of balance and control with tapping, or Emotional Freedom Technique being enjoyed. I hope to visit again soon to offer additional wellbeing support.

Creating and colouring stress catchers

Creating and colouring stress catchers

Wellbeing day preparation

Bach flower remedies

Hands up if you like using Bach Flower Remedies? They are simple FABULOUS at helping us manage our emotions. Over the next few days, I’ll post about the most commonly used remedies and how they can help you.

Bach flower remedies show up as helping in the majority of sessions and I thought it would be helpful to share the most popular ones. Read below to see which fits with how you’re feeling and give them a try.

Each of the 38 remedies discovered by Dr Bach is directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state. They are not necessarily a personality test answer but do help with how you’re feeling at a particular moment.

How to use:
Suitable for use with babies and children as well as us grown-ups, you can squeeze 3-4 drops under your tongue or pop in a glass of water. Adding them to a bottle of water you drink throughout the day will be a great way to provide ongoing support.

If you would like any advice on choosing a Bach flower to help you, please pop a question below or email me [email protected]