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Programme for Schools

Weaving Well-Being

There are a wide range of issues that children face today including anxiety, conflicts between friends and students in school, bullying and peer pressure. These can have a significant impact on their happiness and well-being.

Positive Education is an approach to education that cultivates both traditional academic skills and also skills for happiness and well-being. Schools are in a unique position to promote mental health and emotional well-being and to identify young people experiencing emotional distress.

206 - Feeling GoodMick Rock is co-author of Weaving Well-Being, a new Positive Education programme for Primary Schools. Weaving Well-Being is the first Irish designed positive mental health programme of its kind which aims to enhance well-being in children aged from 8-12 years. This affordable programme consists of 10 lessons for each class level and is grounded in evidence based interventions from the rapidly expanding field of Positive Psychology.

In the video below Mick and Fiona Forman, a Primary School Teacher who is the other co-author of the Weaving Well-Being Programme, provide an overview of the programme and discuss why it was created.

Front Cover - Tools of ResilienceWeaving Well-Being gives children the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives through a range of activities in a variety of areas. These areas include identifying and using their authentic character strengths, boosting positive emotions, developing and nurturing positive relationships and connections, building practical resilience skills (including mindfulness) and developing self-efficacy.

The lessons are designed to be implemented within the framework of the S.P.H.E curriculum. Each lesson plan includes the relevant strands and strand units for ease of planning. The framework map below illustrates the main concepts covered at each class level.

mindmap-newWeaving Wellbeing Mindmap - JPEG Version 15-01-2016

Positive Emotions Teacher's Resource Book CoverWeaving Well-Being has been successfully piloted in a number of Irish schools over the last 12 months. Our third class Positive Emotions Programme and our fourth class Tools of Resilience programme have now been published and can be ordered through our publisher’s website www.otb.ie. Our fifth class programme “Positive Relationships” and our sixth class programme “Empowering Beliefs” are currently being piloted in schools across the country and will be available for purchase before September 2017.

We have both an online and a face to face programme for teachers which was run throughout the Summer of 2016 and will be available again in 2017. To find out more about our Weaving Well-Being programme visit our dedicated website weavingwellbeing.com