Category Archives: Building Resilience

Get Active

Overview The main focus of this unit is on building understanding of how keeping physically active can also help to contribute to our mental health. Exercise releases endorphins and dopamine – brain chemicals that affect our mood and make us … Continue reading

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Look On The Bright Side

Overview The main focus of this unit is on how the importance for our wellbeing on how we perceive, interpret and respond to the events that happen to us. Research has found that it is not necessarily the events or … Continue reading

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Make A Difference

Overview The focus of this unit is on the importance of contributing in big and small ways to make a difference to individuals, our community and our world. Research has found that engaging in activities which are meaningful and altruistic … Continue reading

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Be Kind to Others

Overview The main focus of this unit is on the importance of being kind to ourselves and others. It is always lovely to be on the receiving end of a thank you or a kind act but research has found … Continue reading

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Talk Things Over

Unit 5 – Talk Things Over This unit explores how at times we all feel worried and the importance of dealing with worries. Through a variety of approaches and activities the children are encouraged to share and talk about what … Continue reading

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Challenge Your Mindset

Unit 3: Challenge Your Mindset The main focus of this unit is about considering how and why we can hold beliefs about our abilities and intellect which in turn can positively or negatively influence how we learn and behave. The … Continue reading

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Respect Yourself

  Unit 2: Respect Yourself The main focus of this unit is on the importance of recognising and valuing ourselves as individuals. Nobody’s perfect but learning to accept ourselves warts and  all, identifying our strengths and looking after ourselves and … Continue reading

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Take a Moment

Unit 4: Take a Moment The main focus of this unit is on helping children to develop the emotional literacy skills they require to navigate their everyday life. The key messages shared are: 1.We all experience a range of emotions … Continue reading

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Be Resilient

Unit 0: Be Resilient Overview In this unit, pupils will be introduced to our character called Skipper. Skipper, is the captain of his boat and like everyone on the river, goes through various ups and downs on his journey. On … Continue reading

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