Mental Health & Positive Thinking Workshop
Child mental health workshops that focus on reinforcing positive thinking habits and developing resilience can be invaluable in protecting young people from developing mental health problems. They can also help to reduce some of the symptoms for children experiencing mental health problems, and even speed their recovery in some cases.
Mental health and school performance go hand in hand. When a child or teenager is in good mental health, they will generally feel confident, content and happy with high self-esteem. This will keep them focused and motivated in school and able to overcome challenges and set goals for the future.
Sadly, many young people will develop a mental health issue during their time at school. Some may be afflicted for a short time, lasting weeks or months, while others will suffer for years and may never fully recover.
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2020 Dreams offer a fun, hands-on and powerful Mental Health and Positive Thinking workshop that can be easily adapted for children and young people of all ages, wherever your school or institution is located in the UK. Our facilitators are experienced, highly trained and have had recent enhanced DBS checks.
- One in ten children aged 5 to 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition (HSCIC).
- Between 1 and 12 and 1 and 15 young people self-harm with a 68% increase in hospital admissions between 2001 and 2011. (Mental Health Foundation & Young Minds).
- Nearly 80,000 young people suffer from depression (HSCIC).
*From the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC): Leeds, 2004; Mental Health Foundation: London, 2006 and Young Minds: London, 2011.
The Value of 2020 Dreams Child Mental Health Workshops
Mental health problems rarely strike a child or teenager down overnight. There may or may not be a trigger, such as a bereavement or a negative social experience, that starts things off, but symptoms generally build up gradually until the child reaches a crisis point.
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L. Jackson. Deputy Director Lifelong Learning, Barnet and Southgate College, London
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A. Northern. St Albans High School for Girls, St Albans
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M.Leadon. Assistant Principal, Chinford Foundation School, London
Mental Health Workshops Was Captivating!
A, Russell. St Albans High School for Girls, Whitefriars School, London
Child mental health workshops such as the 2020 Dreams Mental Health and Positive Thinking workshop can help young people to recognise the early signs of deteriorating mental health, in themselves and others, enabling them to take appropriate action before problems get out of hand.
Sometimes peer understanding and support is enough to get children through a tough time, but our workshops will help students to realise when a mental health issue requires external help, such as medical attention. This can help to reduce school absence and disrupted learning as intervention comes sooner rather than later when the problems may have become entrenched.
2020 Dreams child mental health workshops also include positive thinking strategies which can benefit all children. Everyone will experience tough times during the school journey and positive thinking training forms a valuable preventative measure.
Some of the strategies that child mental health workshops introduce are regular exercise; healthy sleeping patterns; relaxation and breathing skills; adopting a ‘can do’ attitude; drawing on social support and making time for personal interests. Students will also be introduced to coping skills for dealing with anger, anxiety and stress.
Mental Health and the National Curriculum
Good quality child mental health workshops can form part of a school’s PSHE programme, but they can also be linked with other areas of the National Curriculum.
For example, Year Six primary school children are required to learn about how nutrition affects the body; a 2020 Dreams Mental Health and Positive Thinking workshop can broaden this topic to include how good nutrition also benefits mental health and why mental and physical well-being need to both be in place if children are to lead happy, successful lives.