The Ofsted framework requires Ofsted inspectors to routinely assess and report on pupils' mental health and wellbeing under the key judgement area of personal development. This includes aspects such as resilience, confidence, independence, and how to keep mentally healthy.
Evidence proves mental health and wellbeing programmes in schools, leads to significant improvements in children's mental health.
Improved social and emotional skills which help them adapt more easily to further education, apprenticeships and their prospects as employees.
I collaborate with schools, academies and colleges who care about creating a culture of positive mental health and wellbeing for their students, Senior Leadership Teams, teachers and supporting staff, so they not only meet the Ofsted requirements, they exceed them.
Ask me about my pre-recorded 30 minute Goal Setting, Resilience and Anxiety busting videos- Available NOW
Perfect as part of an assembly or to create a larger conversation around mental health , wellbeing and aspirational learning.
Pathways for Positivity
Not enough hours in the school day?
That's why I make short mental health and wellbeing videos for schools and academies so that you don't have to set the time aside to welcome an external visitor and you can access the videos at your convenience.
You have exclusive use of specially developed, written and edited videos for young people.
The videos are each under 30 minutes and can be used as part of Form, during assembly or as part of a wider discussion about mental health, anxiety, resilience and wellbeing.
Videos currently available right now, are Anxiety Busting, Resilience tools and Goal Setting- How to get from where you are to where you want to be.
"Student & staff rated the video presentation as excellent"
Coming soon: Mindfulness for improved happiness, creativity and concentration
Anxiety is the most commonly recognised mental health disorder in young people. It's an overwhelming feeling of unease, dread, worry or fear. It can be mild or severe.
Anxiety can last moments, hours, days or years. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. Untreated anxiety can get worse and cause more stress in a person's life.
This interactive session explains the simple science of anxiety, why it arises and some simple techniques that can be used to manage it, leaving you feeling happier, calmer and more in control of your emotions.
10% of life is what happens to us, the other 90% is how we deal it. Deliberately choosing to focus on what you do want instead of fearing what you don't want has the power to positively impact participants mental health, drive and determination to succeed. Resilience is the inner strength required to keep going through times of inevitable adversity. Learn how a simple shift in thinking can strengthen your resolve.
Developing a Positive Mental Attitude and a 'can do' approach to managing tasks and assignments is an invaluable tool that can be incorporated into any area of life.
It's not about how good you are now, it's about how great you have the potential to be.
Using simple techniques to improve self confidence and banish negative self-talk, students can overcome the stumbling blocks that hold them back from pursuing their educational and professional aspirations,
Mindfulness means paying full attention to something, taking your time to really notice what you're doing. Mindfulness can increase academic performance, as students learn to focus on one task at once with less distractions. Mindfulness is recognised as a leading self-care technique to manage mental health and well-being. This session will literally show you how to be more mindful.
Successful people rarely succeed by accident. They hone their skills, they broaden their knowledge, they show up early and finish late, they have the drive, determination and the will to rise up to any challenges that may present themselves. This workshop explores the habits of successful people from all walks of life and the traits they share in common. What can we learn from their success and how can we apply those principles to our path?
This session is specifically aimed at students who offer peer support to struggling and overwhelmed students. It's designed to help them manage the burden of other peoples problems without becoming overwhelmed themselves.
It teaches empathetic listening skills plus, where and when to signpost people for additional and ongoing support.
The Internet has global reach 24/7 and is the most powerful resource ever invented. The world as we know it now, simply could not exist without it. Therefore it is natural for young people and adults alike to have an online presence.
Many people don't feel they have enough hours in the day to learn an instrument, read a book, complete their studies or learn a language. Yet they may spend in excess of 56 hours each month browsing online.
This highly interactive workshop raises questions about the amount of time spent online and how it affects mental health, wellbeing and decision making.
EFT also known as Tapping is a hands- on acupressure-and-mindfulness technique used to calm the brains fear centre and significantly lower the stress hormone cortisol.
Millions of people have learned to apply EFT tapping for themselves when they feel stressed, angry, scared or frustrated. EFT is ideal for students who are struggling emotionally, educationally, or worrying about exams and other pressures being a young person brings. This workshop is perfect for anyone (teaching staff included) who wants to feel happier, calmer and more in control.
Ideal for small groups of students or those who would benefit from 1:1 support
Please note that there is no physical contact between practitioner and learner and all the tapping areas are above the waist and accessed through clothing.
Education workshops and staff CPD are booked per hour.
Each session is tailored to the requirements of the participants age, ability and scope to leverage the maximum, beneficial results.
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Careers mixer at a West Yorkshire school
Learn to incorporate brief moments of mindfulness into your daily schedule.with short, easy to follow practices.
The small changes you make will soon add up, leading to enhanced emotional control, improved sleep, heightened resilience, and a stronger feeling of self-connection.
Does your anxiety run away with you?
Do you find it hard to focus on positive aspects of your life?
This super short meditation and visualisation will guide you to a place of peace and tranquillity. Listen to it daily to relax your mind and body.
You can't control the weather, but you can control your reaction to it. This video and accompanying exercise explains how to control your emotional scale in a seemingly uncontrollable world. By leaning into your emotions and recognising how and why they fluctuate, you take ownership of the life you live, you may not be able to change the external environment, but you can learn how to live happily as you weather the storm.