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Free workshops to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week

20th January 2022

We’re delighted to be offering free workshops to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week this February.

Young people can take part in a free Facebook Live workshop at 10am every day from Monday 7 – Friday 11 February. These workshops include:

 

Be Active: Dance Workshop

Be Active: Exercise releases endorphins which make you feel good. Take part in this free, fun dance workshop led by experienced practitioner Lisa Fraser and get those happy hormones pumping! Suitable for ages 7-11.

 

Engage: Singing Workshop

Engage: Learning a new skill can boost your confidence and mental wellbeing. Take part in this singing workshop and find your inner Ariana Grande or Shawn Mendes! Suitable for ages 7-11.

 

Interact: Team Games Workshop

Interact: Connecting with the people around you can be great for your mental health. Join Becky for a host of fun team games! Suitable for ages 7-11.

 

Give: Poetry Workshop

Give: Take the time to notice and appreciate what matters to you can be hugely beneficial in reducing stress and boosting our mental health. In this poetry workshop you will get to explore who matters to you, find different ways of expressing appreciation through words and gifting your poem to a friend. Suitable for ages 7-11.

 

Notice: Meditation Workshop

Notice: Connecting to yourselves and the people around us can be extremely rewarding and great for our mental health. Becks White will lead this calming meditation session, perfect for taking a moment out to reflect and relax. Suitable for ages 7-11.

 

 

In early 2019 our Education team launched a brand new mental health project #TalkAwayDontWalkAwayThe project aims to open up the discussion around mental health with young people. And, to support them with ways in which they can help themselves and one another.
The #TalkAwayDontWalkAway project is available for primary schools, secondary schools and youth groups. Our trained practitioners lead two hour workshops and provide all participants with a Mental Health Awareness booklet. The booklets include useful information, activities and contact details for support organisations.
We are currently taking bookings for these workshops (get 10% off if you book during Children’s Mental Health Week). If you know of a school or youth group who would benefit, please contact takepart@courtyard.org.uk or call 01432 346526.
In September 2019 the #TalkAwayDontWalkAway project was awarded a Health and Social Care Mental Health Award.
Health & Social Care Awards 2019 Mental Health Award Winner