WELL KIDZ PROJECT

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what?

The wellbeing programme called wellkidz is a 6 week programme designed to be used in both primary and secondary schools which seeks to support young people who are struggling with their mental health and well being.  The course aims to look at issues of loss, friendship, building confidence, fears and anxieties and managing emotions,, helping young people to develop ways of dealing with challenges that they may face.  Each group will have no more than 6 pupils at any one time and will be fun, interactive and be a safe place for pupils to be able to learn and share together.

why?

Many children and young people are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.  We wanted to be able to support and serve our local schools by providing a service where children and young people could be in a safe environment to open up and share about how they are feeling, as well as providing them with some simple tools to help them. 

how?

The well Kidz programme can be delivered to pupils from Year 3 and upwards. Two members of the Wearside Youth for Christ Team will deliver the Well Kidz Programme in your school over a 6 week period.  The cost of the delivery of each course is £150 and each pupil will receive their own journal for them to use to write or draw any feelings they may have throughout the course. 

The team can also deliver training to youth and children’s workers in local churches in how to run a well Kidz course themselves.  Regular training sessions are run in partnership with the Connect Network and Dave Burke an accredited Mental Health first aid trainer.