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Activities to help spread happiness at home

At the moment it's more important than ever to continue to spread happiness and positivity with those around us and look after our mental health.

We have teamed up with The Happy Newspaper to share a selection of positive resources that can be used with children at home and in the classroom. Read more »

SEN, behaviour and wellbeing in Ofsted's Annual Report 2019

On 21st January 2020, Ofsted published its annual report on education, children’s services and skills.  The report marked the introduction of Ofsted's new 'behaviour and attitudes' judgement which recognises the impact of disrupted classrooms on children's learning as well as pupil and teacher wellbeing.
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Behaviour and Mental Health in Schools

With 10% of children and young people having a clinically diagnosable mental health issue it remains concerning that 70% have had no appropriate interventions.  The impact of this is evident in schools where Mental Health and Wellbeing is being placed high on agendas. 

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Award winning products!

We are delighted to announce that a number of our resources have received awards in this year's Teach Primary Awards!

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3 simple steps to improving wellbeing at school

With the new academic year now well underway, it’s a good time to start to think about the ways in which we can create classroom and home environments that will support and nurture our children, and especially those who might be beginning to struggle with the school environment. Read more »

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Top Tips for Dealing with Stress: Day Five

Maintaining a healthy body can help promote a healthy mind. Our award-winning whole school PE, health and fitness programme Champions includes strategies and activities for developing children’s mental health and wellbeing. Scroll down to download sample lesson plans from Champions Year 6 unit ‘Healthy mind: healthy body’ to try with your class this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.
 

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Top Tips for Dealing with Stress: Day Four

We know that SATs week can be a pressured time for children. In Reading Planet’s My How to be Happy Scrapbook, Jo records ways to be happy and overcome stress and worry as part of a school project. With SATs week coinciding with #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek this year, we’ve picked out a few of Jo’s tips for you to share with your child. 

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Top Tips for Dealing with Stress: Day Three

Our sister publisher Galore Park offer a wealth of top tips and strategies for dealing with exam stress and building pupil confidence on their blog. We’ve compiled their top 5 wellbeing blogs for you to browse this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Top Tips for Dealing with Stress: Day Two

At Rising Stars, we believe that developing wellbeing and character is an important part of growing up.  This includes helping children develop resilience and moral compass. To help you with this we’ve put together a few wellbeing lesson ideas and strategies for you to try with your class this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Top Tips for Dealing with Stress: Day One

Our sister publisher Franklin Watts and Wayland publishes a series of mindfulness books titled Mindful Me. This series explores how a mindful attitude to life can enhance enjoyment, promote a sense of calm and confidence, and provide young people with a 'friend for life'. We’ve compiled a few mindfulness exercises for you to try with your children this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

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