Wellbeing Warriors (KS 1 & 2)
Wellbeing Warriors is a Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing programme for primary school children who require an intervention that will best develop their emotional literacy. With over 150 programmes delivered since we evolved in 2018 and engaging with thousands of children, we can certainly say we have robust evidence and outcomes in the work we do, changing the lives of children.
Wellbeing Warriors is a therapeutic programme delivered over a 10-week period, for children in school years 2-6. It’s fun, creative, and interactive delivery allows for the groups to be mixed ages and abilities, with each programme being tailored to the needs of the school and children participating. The programme is intended for those children who may have been through or are having adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s), those who are lacking confidence, children who require a nurturing approach, those who are involved in transitions, LAC, children involved in the social care arena, or for those who need the support in boosting their self-esteem and confidence, and building upon their resilience.
We know as a school you work very hard to support the wellbeing of your pupils, however there are some children that need that little bit extra in understanding their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and here at Wellbeing Warriors we have the professionally qualified, skilled and experienced staff delivering the programme in most North West localities.
More recently, emerging evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic also suggests several other factors influencing the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. These include worries and concerns around their education, missing school, transitions and being away from school with added academic pressures. It has similarly been reported that lack of contact with others, boredom, having worries and general uncertainty about the future are key factors impacting upon their mental health and wellbeing, all of which the programme is designed to support, and more recently adapted to meet the new and current needs of these children.
- One in ten children aged 5 to 16 suffers from a diagnosable mental health condition (HSCIC).
- Between 1 and 12 and 1 and 15 young people self-harm with a 68% increase in hospital admissions between 2001 and 2011. (Mental Health Foundation & Young Minds).
- Nearly 80,000 young people suffer from depression (HSCIC).
*From the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC): Leeds, 2004; Mental Health Foundation: London, 2006 and Young Minds: London, 2019.
Which Children will the programme support
- Those children who may have social insecurities
- Children who lack confidence & self esteem
- Children impacted from the coronavirus pandemic
- Children who worry
- Children who find it difficult to communicate respectfully
- Children who have experienced trauma e.g. separating of parents, bereavement, loss, or a difficult home life
- Children involved with social care who need nurturing support
- Children who are struggling to make friends
- Children who have experienced attachment difficulties
Along the journey children will...
- Understand their emotions and reach their full potential
- Develop sensory awareness to regulate themselves
- Manage anxiety more resourcefully
- Improve sleep routines
- Manage emotional difficulties more effectively
- Improve self-confidence & self esteem
- Become self-motivated & more driven
- Communicate respectfully with peers and adults
- Develop social skills
- Build coping strategies around bullying and cyber bullying
- Strengthen relationships at home and in school