Mental wellbeing through resilience - training plus resource pack

The ability to bounce back quickly from setbacks is very important for mental wellbeing. This ‘bounce back ability’ is called resilience.  

Resilience doesn’t make problems go away but gives the ability to see past them, find enjoyment in life and better handle stress. People who lack resilience often dwell on problems, feel victimized, become overwhelmed or turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms.

Resilience help protect against various mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. Resilience can also help offset factors that increase the risk of mental health conditions, such as being bullied.

 

Resilience is not something we are born with - some people are more resilient than others, but we can all develop resilience.

 

Resilient children are more likely to take healthy risks because they don’t fear falling short of expectations. They are brave, trusting and curious, know their limits and they push themselves to step outside of their comfort zones.

 

This course, designed for teachers will help you to foster and promote resilience in the classroom. 

 

Session 1 – Introduction

  • Introduction to resilience and its importance in mental health of pupils

  • The 7Cs

 

Session 2 - Competence

  • What it is & why it’s important. Examples of ways to experience this in the school setting.

  • Exercises – 1. Problem Solving Skills – Human Knot, Egg drop, Marshmallow Tower, Legoman, Flip over, Survivor    2. Logic games – brainbashers.com   3. Embracing change – Just One Thing            4. Mindmaps

 

Session 3 – Confidence

  • What it is & why it’s important.   Examples of ways to experience this in the school setting.

  • Exercises – 1. Learning Self Acceptance – Self collages, Write yourself a letter, Group exercise for young children: Cool Corgi; Group for older children: Mistake scenarios.   2. Celebrating success and accepting failure – Class incentives, Peer Recognition, Displaying work, Onscreen / social success. 3.Help Pupils find their passion – 3 lists, Different role models. 4. Encourage positive self talk – Thought replacement worksheet

 

Session 4 - Connection

  • What it is & why it’s important. Examples of ways to build this in the school setting.

  • Exercises – 1. Make the classroom more connected – Human Bingo, Sticky note fun, WOWs. 2. Connection outside the classroom – Empathy exclusion game, World of diversity game, Embracing difference game. 3. Connection with wider community – Class grandparent, Adopt a group, Community Improvement.

 

Session 5 - Character

  • What it is & why it’s important. Examples of ways to build this in the school setting.

  • Exercises–1. Model behaviour – achievement chart. 2. Teach sharing – Group picture, Donation, Team Games – Iceberg, River, Zoom. 3. Teach Honesty – Truth or Lie game, The Boy who cried wolf, What would you do. 4. Teach Respect & Politeness – Manners Song, Apology Charades, May I? 

 

Session 6 - Contribution

  • What it is & why it’s important. Examples of ways to build this in the school setting.

  • Exercises – 1. Helping other children 2. Helping the community  3. Helping the environment. 4. Finding your passion. 

 

Session 7 - Coping 

  • What it is & why it’s important. Examples of ways to build this in the school setting.

  • Exercises – 1. Understanding emotions – Emotions Mask, Emotions body map.   2. Relaxation techniques - Noodle Caboodle, Doodling exercises, Visualisation, Laughter meditation, Mindfulness

 

Session 8 - Control 

  • What it is & why it’s important. Examples of ways to build this in the school setting.

  • Exercises  - 1. Opportunities for small choices. 2. Games for learning control – Would you rather be?, Desert Island, Debates 3. Future Plans – What do you want to be? Career options. 4. Teach goal setting – Goal setting worksheet, Vision Boards, Pressure cooker, Longest shadow, Interest maps, Smartie tower.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND / COURSE STRUCTURE
This course is designed for all teaching staff and any staff that spend time with pupils. The sessions are delivered over the internet and each session has a video presentation with accompanying notes. ALL the exercises are included in an electronic AND printed resource pack.  There is a short assignment at the end of the training, and a certificate will be issued to each person on completion.

 

PRICING
The 8-session course costs £99 per school and multiple staff can attend from each school for this price. Or you can purchase this course PLUS our ‘Mindfulness in the Classroom’ course for £150.