Are there any mental health & wellbeing workshops for primary schools?
A-life have been running interactive primary school workshops for over 17 years. In 2020 they launced a mental health & wellbeing workshop which is fun, interactive and educational. It is based on the evidence based five ways to wellbeing. They have in-school or online workshops available. See below the feedbacks from some schools we worked with last term.
Feedback from primary schools
“The A-life Mental Health & Wellbeing session was Amazing! I have never seen my class so engaged in a workshop. Each station was exciting, fun and encouraged great team work. I am excited to follow up on GetCALM Activities. The trainer was patient, calm and explained everything clearly.” 5 ****** Byron Court Primary School
“The children were really engaged and enthusiastic about the mental health workshop! They wanted to discuss their learning with me. It has inspired activities in my own lessons. It was an opportunity to learn more about my class. The children opened up and had a chance to express themselves.” 5***** Hurst Drive Primary School
“Really Active and engaging workshop, even for the ‘hard to reach children’. All children focussed, independent and on task with minimal adult intervention or supervision. 5***** Harvington CE First school
Our school LOVE A-life. Its so interactive, keeping all the children engaged at all times. Children always remember their A-life experience.
Coach is superb and has a brilliant rapport with the kids and staff.
Children said ” I loved the code breaker game (escape room challenge) We worked hard as a team.
“I loved seeing the inside of planets on the phones. I’ve never seen it before”.
“I love A-life” Perfect 5***** St Marys Junior Baldock
“A brilliant interactive workshop, well run and organised. The pupils were engaged and on task because they were Totally engaged. Suitable for all age groups and abilities. Definitely recommend this! Online access was brilliant. The coach had an excellent relationship with the children.”
“I was very impressed, the SEN child in my class was very focussed and engaged in every activity.” 5*****Guru Nanak Sikh Primary Academy
The sessions were informative and very interactive. Resources were clear and of good quality. The children were so engaged throughout and enjoyed all of the activities – very child led. The instructor was very organised and spoke to the children in a clear and calm manner. Very happy children! Thank you so much!
Yr4 Pupil feedback: Enjoyed the neuroscience, puzzles, ‘escape room’ activity. Learnt more about forming habits. Enjoyed reading the posters, the mindfulness activity and taking notice.”
5 * Prospect House School
“The session was excellent, every activity was well thought out and engaging. There was the right amount of input and interactivity for the pupils who were engaged. Peter led the session well. The groups were inspired and on task throughout. The message of GetCalm was reinforced really well and so can be applied to our everyday school lives well.”
“Pupils were engaged throughout and loved the interactive activities, solving the lockbox, using the QR posters and getting active. The activities were really excellent and engaged all the pupils who thoroughly enjoyed the session. Thank you! 5***** Holy Trinity CofE Primary School
What a fantastic engaging day it was from A-life. The whole day was absolutely brilliant. The kids loved their sessions. The parent mental wellbeing session was informative and we had a brilliant turnout. The staff CPD was so much fun and an opportunity for the staff to learn, be active and have fun. Thank you again 5***** The Willows School
‘Mental Health Workshop was an Amazing Workshop, All kids engaged and loved it ! Was something very different . 5***** North West London Jewish Day School
Online mental health & wellbeing workshops for primary schools
“It was very easy to access, interesting and multi-sensory for the children – Year 4 teacher and Senco.
A vital session on mental health with appropriate key language and great tips/advice to follow. The visual effects are engaging, worksheets were fun and we loved meeting Brainy! – KS2 PSHE Lead.
My daughter absolutely loved it. It was very easy for her to follow – parent feedback .
I thought the video and the worksheets were amazing! It really lifted my child up! Good work – parent feedback . ” Foxes Piece School, Bucks
It linked really well with our PSHE lessons where we’ve been learning how to be good friends to each other and how to be kind to other people. The children were really engaged with it and seemed to learn a lot from it. It linked really well to the rest of our curriculum as well and was really easy to use. Trinity School