resilience

A wonderful week of wellbeing activities for students at home

Croesyceilog School in South Wales had a wellbeing week during school closure and set their students daily wellbeing activities to complete at home. Here you will find the activities and some fabulous collages of the students' work.

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COVID-19 resources

We’ve uploaded a batch of new resources to the SEAL website:

New COVID-19 teaching resources

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We’ve uploaded a batch of new resources to the SEAL website:

 The pick of the best COVID19 resources form Mentally Healthy Schools: a sentence starters sheet primary children can use to about feelings and hopes, an emotional check-in sheet for older children , an anxiety thermometer for 1-1 or small group work, an emotion wheel for primary children to make and use, a lovely primary Self Care Kit to send home to help children manage stress , a delightful early years/KS1 relax like a cat Relax leaflet relaxation exercise

Dealing with challenge

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This session from 2simple has some useful challenge activities that would be good for a carousel in the hall, with children then exploring the feelings they experienced when undertaking the tasks – and how they coped with those feelings. The slides and teaching about emotional resilience are a bit basic and not quite so useful.

New Year lesson plans

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This toolkit from Mentally Healthy Schools has primary activities, lesson plans and assembly plans to help children to think about who they are as a person, recognise what they are good at, identify positive things about themselves, learn from their experiences and set goals.

One 20-30 minute activity helps encourage staff and pupils to think about their aspirations for the year ahead, especially in relation to mental health and wellbeing.

Try the daily activities on this brilliant Advent Wellbeing Calendar from Young Minds with your class or tutor group

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Christmas can be a diffcult time for some children and young people, so Young Minds have put together a calendar of short daily activities that will help  your class or tutor group build resilience and look after their mental health - good for you as the adult, too! The activities are really fun and guaranteed to make everyone feel a little bit bettter.

Ideas for teaching resilience

Why not ... invite parents to your assemblies about mental health. One school used the We’re Going on a Bear Hunt story to explore coping strategies and resilience. You can record your assemblies, too, and put them available on the school website, with photographs and a write up, helping parents to reinforce at home what the children have learnt at school.

 

Why not.... have pupils make their own stress toy as a group activity, which then facilitates a discussion about managing stress.

Going for Goals primary round-up

We’ve uploaded new primary resources for work on Going for Goals, with the highlight some lessons based on the award-winning SOAR, a lovely short film about persistence.

Find them at http://sealcommunity.org/member-resource/new-primary-going-goals-round

Look out for new resources for worries, depression and self-awareness (Good to be me/Learning about me SEAL themes) later this term – you’ll find them in the What’s New section on the front page of the SEAL website.

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