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

  • 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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  • Zoom family call

    Managing your mental health in uncertain times

    16 March 2021 By The YPO team

    Restrictions are starting to ease, schools are back and there’s hope on the horizon. However, things are still up in the air and many of us continue to struggle with our mental health. This isn’t something you should be hard on yourself about. We’re out of a routine, we can’t see family and friends in the way that we’d like just yet and we’re trying to keep safe. There’s a lot going on.

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  • children holding hands

    Promoting kindness in the early years

    26 February 2021 By Katie Graham-Whitehouse, Twinkl EYFS

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  • Early years

    Early years mental health activities

    26 October 2020 By Yellow Door

    Emotional well-being and resilience are vital to the development of young children, providing them with foundational skills for their adult life. Children who can understand, express, and regulate their emotions are well equipped for facing challenges, learning effectively, and planning how to manage themselves when experiencing emotional difficulties.

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  • children expressing emotions

    Having a positive impact on children's wellbeing

    03 September 2020 By Rose Riley - Content Writer and Editor at Twinkl

    In this blog, Twinkl has compiled some useful top tips to enable pupils to cope with the pressures of growing up in today’s society, stay happy, healthy and safe and fulfil their potential by making their wellbeing a priority at school.

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  • teachers in staff meeting

    Top staff wellbeing tips you can use

    26 August 2020 By Rose Riley - Content Writer and Editor at Twinkl

    In this blog, Twinkl has compiled some useful top tips to help you encourage wellbeing amongst staff in your school along with lots of resources to engage your team.

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  • man working at kitchen table

    How to effectively work from home

    17 April 2020 By Emily Hatfield - Digital Marketing Apprentice at YPO

    As many of us are beginning to adjust to working from home, we've compiled 5 top tips to help you stay productive, keep calm and manage your time. Share these with your staff, workforce, friends and family so together we can support one another!

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  • children meditating in gymnasium

    Meditation and mindfulness for children

    23 January 2020 By Suzanne Shenderey - Hypnotherapist and mindfulness teacher

    Mindfulness allows children to cultivate a greater awareness of others, the world and themselves. All children need to learn how to pay attention, focus and concentrate, listen and learn and to be wise in relationships with themselves (their thoughts and emotions) and others.

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