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Autumn Term

Year 2

Our Year 2 class had two 'Feelings' sessions with Kate from The Piece of Mind Team (Mental Health Support Team). They learned about their emotions, feelings and how to recognise worry.  The children really enjoyed the activity where they made their own worry monster. They learned calming and distraction strategies to help them in those difficult moments.

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Mindfulness with Adam Bushnell

In November Adam came into school to work with a group of Key Stage 2 children to teach Mindfulness - a great skill for everyone to learn.  It has helped to equip the children with the tools to build self-esteem and manage stress.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions which consisted of art activities and mindful colouring, music and pet therapy, as well as learning very useful breathing and meditation skills. 

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Year 3

Omera and Kate from The Piece of Mind Team delivered some 'We Eat Elephants' sessions to Year 3 and will conclude these sessions in the New Year.  The sessions focus on children's emotional literacy and introduces cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles.  The course uses engaging, story-based scenarios based on 4 individual characters to support children to identify emotions and consider helpful and unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.

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Plans for 2023!

In the New Year a group of Key Stage 1 will receive a 6-week early intervention wellbeing programme delivered by Live Well North East C.I.C in partnership with Relax Kids Durham.  The Countrywide Children's Wellbeing Programme is a new project which is supported by the County Durham Children's Wellbeing and Mental Health Partnership Group and funded by Durham County Council.

Only a chosen number of schools have been selected to receive the programme which will involve movement exercises, relaxation including visualisations, mindful and autogenic exercises, all elements of which are evidence based and play an important part in self-regulation.

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