Mental Health, Emotional & Physical Well-Being Workshops
2020 Dreams Physical, Mental & Emotional Well-being workshops tackle two key areas of life that together make a huge difference in a young person’s self-confidence, mental and physical health, academic potential and employability. We believe that children and young adults can, with support, learn to undo bad habits and learn those life skills they need to turn themselves around.
Due to the challenges of Covid-19 our Mental Health, Emotional & Physical Well-Being Workshops is now available as face to face interactive workshops or virtual sessions via Zoom, Google Meet or Teams etc, ensuring we can continue to deliver fun and engaging remote workshops to all students.
Choose from an Extensive Range of Well-Being Workshops
Recent Customer Testimonials
L. Jackson. Deputy Director Lifelong Learning, Barnet and Southgate College, London
Both Year 5 and 6 girls felt comfortable to open up to each other. Thank you for the workshop!
A. Northern. St Albans High School for Girls, St Albans
Many thanks for the day!.
T, Muirhead, Castleford Academy
From a personal point of view, I saw two of the presentations and I thought they were extremely good. Thanks again!
M.Leadon. Assistant Principal, Chinford Foundation School, London
A, Russell. Whitefriars School, Harrow, London
About our Mental & Emotional Well-Being Workshops
2020 Dreams Mental, Physical & Emotional Well-being workshops tackle two key areas of life that together make a huge difference in a young person’s self-confidence, mental and physical health, academic potential and employability.
A child first learns how to look after itself, physically and emotionally, from its parents or primary caregivers, but sometimes these fundamental skills are neglected and children go through life feeling inferior to others and often being treated accordingly, promoting a vicious cycle.
We believe that children and young adults can, with support, learn to undo bad habits and learn those life skills they need to turn themselves around. The earlier this process can begin, the better the outcome is likely to be.
2020 Dreams workshops are effective because they provide meaningful activities such as role-plays and open forum discussions, led by experienced and skilled facilitators, that are designed to keep young people interested and stimulated. Content is adapted to suit the age group being taught.
All 2020 Dreams workshops employees hold a recent enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check, and every workshop is fully risk-assessed. We can run workshops anywhere in the country and can create customised solutions to fit in with your plans.
As well as schools, we regularly work with young offenders, Special Educational Needs services, PRUs, local authorities, charities and mental health units.
We are not psychologists, counsellors or medical professionals of any kind. Any medical information provided on this page is provided for general information and not medical advice. As such it should never be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment.
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This disclaimer also provides that no warranties are give in relation to the medical information supplied on the website and that no liability will accrue to 2020 Dreams in the event of any loss incurred as a result of reliance upon the information.
We will not be providing medical advice in our workshops, which are designed for awareness-raising purposes only.
Achieving social acceptance and finding meaning in their lives are two goals that young people struggle with, both through school and when they finally leave the educational system. The intensity of social ‘peer’ pressure and a lack of life experience puts them at risk of forming unhealthy relationships leading to alcohol and drug abuse, criminal activity, STDs or unplanned pregnancies.
2020 Dreams Healthy Relationships workshops create a safe environment where young people can explore the way they form relationships. Facilitators can set up a variety of role-play scenarios focusing on issues such as resisting peer pressure and making informed decisions. Open forum discussions give students an opportunity to share experiences and concerns, raise questions and learn how to recognise real friendships and manipulative relationships.
Workshops for older children and young adults will cover subjects such as forming sexual relationships, making wise decisions regarding sexual activity and protection from pregnancy and STDs.
Confident children and young adults are happier, more engaged with learning and life, better able to resist peer pressure and more likely to succeed academically and in their future careers. Young children learn to become confident through their parents or primary caregivers but, for some, the home environment is less than supportive and they enter the school system already at a disadvantage, lacking confidence and self-esteem. The good news is that confidence is an attitude that can be learned.
2020 Dreams Confidence Building workshops include open discussion forums where young people can talk about their perceptions of confidence and what is preventing them from being themselves. They will learn about the differences between genuine confidence and insecurity masking as self-belief, and discover how the body, voice and language can be used to help us to look and feel more confident.
The workshops also incorporate hands-on interactive activities to give participants the opportunity to practise putting what they have learnt into action, getting a taste of what their future confident selves might be capable of.
Body Image & Low Self Esteem
As children grow up in a world where dolls take on impossible proportions, celebrities are airbrushed out of recognition and plastic surgeons become household names, it is no wonder that many of them grow up unhappy with their bodies, losing self-esteem in the process.
To be comfortable in one’s own skin is more attractive than any number of cosmetic alterations and 2020 Dreams Body Image & Low Self Esteem workshops help children and young adults to understand this and build a more healthy connection with their bodies.
Role-play scenarios are an effective way of engaging young people in the process, while open forum discussions give students the chance to talk about how they feel about their own body images, and facilitators the chance to expose the manipulation of images in advertising and the media.
The workshop will also explore how adequate diet, sleep and exercise can keep the body in a naturally healthy state.
With obesity becoming a serious problem in today’s society, the government, local authorities, health workers and teachers are trying various strategies to promote healthy lifestyles, from banning sweets, crisps and sugary drinks from packed lunches and introducing healthy school meals to encouraging the uptake of sport and activity.
2020 Dreams Healthy Eating workshops support their aims by educating young people about what healthy eating really is, using a stimulating mix of open discussion forums and hands-on healthy eating related activities. By the end of the workshop, students will understand what it means to have a balanced diet; how to read the ‘traffic light system’; the dangers of excess fat, sugar and salt; the importance of eating their ‘five-a-day’ fruit and vegetables and much more.
Personal Hygiene & Grooming
Many children today are growing up without fundamental self-care skills and displaying poor standards of personal hygiene, grooming and sanitation. Not only is this harmful to their social development and self-esteem, it also has implications for future employment prospects.
2020 Dreams Hygiene & Grooming workshops cover how to look after skin, hair, nails and teeth; the importance of frequent bathing and how to create a good impression with good grooming and hygiene habits. The effects of poor hygiene, from losing out on work to bad odours and disease, are also discussed.
All 2020 Dreams workshops include a hands-on element, and our experienced facilitators will engage students in a variety of interesting, age-appropriate activities to embed the academic learning in a real context.
Mental Health & Positive Thinking
Mental health issues are prevalent in society today, but often there is still a stigma around them which can lead to discrimination against sufferers. 2020 Dreams Mental Health & Positive Thinking workshops look at both how we can look after our own mental health as well as how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems in others and how to support them.
Open forum discussions give participants the opportunity to talk about their understanding of mental health problems, while facilitators can answer questions and bust myths.
Students will also learn about the connection between mind and body and what can go wrong in various illnesses such as anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.
There will also be numerous hands-on activities for children to apply some of the information and skills they have learned.