Supporting Young People
Young people are at higher risk of developing mental health problems with increasing pressures of education and home life.
Teaching mindfulness can reduce to need for students to seek additional mental health support and report greater resilience in dealing with stress and pressure.(Lancet - The mindful Student Study 2017). Other studies show that 1 in 4 students describe themselves as having a mental health problem, with 47% finding day to day tasks difficult (YouGov). The arrival of COVID-19 is placing greater pressure on our young people, training them in the skills of mindfulness can give them the tools for managing day to day challenges.
Courses and support on offer:
- Introduction session - What mindfulness is and how to practice? 45-60 minutes light hearted look at the benefits, including an opportunity to practice simple techniques. A great way to assess interest in taking mindfulness further.
- 6 Week Mindfulness Course - Young people will learn how to manage their own stress levels and reactions to the pressures of exams and growing up in a changing world. Delivered online live using Zoom/Teams or your preferred platform. Classes can be delivered in schools with the correct COVID safeguards and class sizes. Sessions are tailored to fit existing timetable slots 45mins-1 hour.
- 1:1 support options - Evenings available with parental support and permission. Contact here.
6 Week Mindfulness Course Outline:
Each session consists of 1 formal mindfulness meditation practice, mini informal exercises and discussion around how the brain works in the form of simple psycho-education. It is important for a student to recognise how mindfulness and mental health can work together to support wellbeing. Resources and audio recordings are provided for each student to enable practicing at home.
- How to approach and the attitude needed for mindfulness.
- Improve focus, awareness and attention.
- Engaging emotions, generate positive hormones that can calm the body and mind.
- Opening up to others. Letting others go.
- Taking a step back and just watching.
- Build resilience for rainy days, face your fears.
- Reduced signs of stress and the ability to recognise it when it starts.
- Navigating emotions and feelings with a kind response to self and others.
- Improved focus, attention and self awareness in school and at home.
- Acceptance, patience and tolerance of others
- Improved sense of wellbeing and being able to cope with challenges.
- Developing a wellbeing routine with mindfulness.
£20-£30/ student depending on class size and support needs