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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • children drawing in classroom

    How to create a calm classroom using mindfulness

    09 May 2022 By Berol

    Mindfulness is about training the brain to focus on the present moment rather than worrying about past or future events which may or may not happen. It encourages a person to switch on all of their senses to foster greater awareness, attention and curiosity of what is happening now. Try our fun mindfulness activity to help support a calm classroom.

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  • Teenagers reading in the library

    How reading can boost your mental health

    02 May 2022 By The YPO Team

    Most of us have encountered feelings of stress or anxiety in some stage of our lives. A go-to activity for many is reading. Explore our blog post to learn more about how reading can boost your mental health.

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  • children in the classroom

    Promoting mental wellbeing in the classroom

    27 April 2022 By Educational Advantage

    Mental wellbeing is a subject that has become a lot more prevalent in recent years - not only in our personal lives but in our work and education too. Being constrained to our homes with the copious amounts of pressure that was put upon us have only contributed to our stresses and the state of our wellbeing.

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  • Woman working at her desk

    Time for an office spring clean?

    14 April 2022 By Sam Watling - Design Unit Project Manager at YPO

    As we are entering spring and with national holidays looming, we’re reminded of the phrase (and timing for) a ‘spring clean’. The air is fresher, the days are longer, and the daffodils are back out in force.

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  • Smiling work colleagues

    Community: The impact stress can have on it

    13 April 2022 By Nick Warburton - Operations Manager at Medigold Health Perform

    As a human being, we want to feel safe and be among our ‘Tribe’. This is known as psychological safety and is a vital part of our holistic wellbeing system. Anything that compromises our feeling of belonging or conflicts with our values, can cause us to feel unsafe.

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  • Classroom

    Why a breath of fresh air matters in school

    01 December 2021 By Leitz UK Marketing Team

    After many months of virtual learning, UK pupils are nearing the completion of the first full term back in the classroom with their peers and teachers, engaging with their education in person. Most schools have adopted new safety protocols to protect students and staff since September, but there is a large threat looming unnoticed and untreated that threatens the health of these groups daily.

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  • Counselling

    World Mental Health Day – Happiness at work

    05 October 2021 By Jacob Smith at Wellbeing Solutions

    The 10th October this year marks World Mental Health Day – an international day of recognition of the legitimacy and urgency of mental health issues across society.

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  • Children meditating

    Benefits of meditation and yoga in schools

    15 September 2021 By Judith Nelson, Certified Heartfulness Trainer, Edinburgh

    Calm kids are healthy, happy, and confident. For many years, we have focused a lot on healthy bodies, but we also need healthy minds. This can be a challenge in today’s world due to sensory overload, and feelings of stress and anxiety which have emerged particularly during the past year due to lockdowns, changes to schools, and to society in general. Anxiety related disorders in children are on the rise, and it can be difficult for them to find peaceful moments in their lives, and to feel good about themselves.

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  • happy child

    Making friends with your feelings

    15 July 2021 By Cath Chell, Learn Well

    Recognising emotions and talking about them is an important skill to teach children; I think we would all agree? But it is not as easy as seeing a smiley face and saying ‘happy’...

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  • children playing

    The health and wellbeing benefits of outdoor play

    07 May 2021 By Nicola Parker, Category Buyer for Early Years at YPO

    Whilst most of us are familiar with the learning opportunities that spending time outside can provide in early years, it is also important to recognise and appreciate the positive impact spending time outdoors will have on a child’s mental and physical health and wellbeing.

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