Emotional Well-being, Emotion Coaching and Values
A Whole School Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing:
We have always been very focused on the need to help children develop their self-awareness and their ability to self- regulate their emotions. At Haverigg School we view all challenges, playtime fallouts, disagreements as learning opportunities. As a whole staff we emotion coach children through these situations by acknowledging their emotions, naming and validating them, before working with each child to problem solve in order for them to move forward and learn from each experience.
Learn more about emotion coaching here: https://www.emotioncoachinguk.com/
We are also proud to be a part of the myHappymind Family!
As a whole school program grounded in science and dedicated to building positive mental wellbeing, myHappymind helps children understand how their brains work and creates a culture that helps to build children's resilience, confidence, and self-esteem. myHappymind also teaches the children how to self-regulate and manage their emotions in stressful times, allowing them to be their very best selves!
Learn more about myHappymind here: https://myhappymind.org/
Click here to see our whole school curriculum document
Over the course of the school year each class will work through 5 modules:
Meet Your Brain: Understanding how your brain works and how to ensure we look after it so that we can manage our emotions and be at our best. Growth mindset is a key part of this too.
Celebrate: Understanding your unique character strengths and learning to celebrate them. This is a fantastic module for building selfesteem.
Appreciate: Understanding why gratitude matters and how you can develop gratitude as a habit. Gratitude is key to well-being and resilience and we're all about making it a habit!
Relate: Understanding why positive relationships matter and how to build them. We're focussed on the building blocks of good relationships and friendships.
Engage: Understanding how to set meaningful goals that matter and how to keep resilient in times of challenge. This module is all about building self-esteem and resilience too.
We aim to teach the children at Haverigg Primary School how to behave well and to be considerate and self-disciplined individuals.
We highlight different values throughout the year to provide children with the language and understanding to maintain these values.