Back in 2020 during lockdown, ChalleNGe worked with partners across the city to create 60x 2min videos for teachers to use in the classroom to help improve children and young people's wellbeing. The videos are based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing; Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.
Two interactive pdfs with links to the videos are accessible here: Primary and Secondary with accompanying guides: Primary Teacher's guide and Secondary Teacher's guide. We focused on having a daily video for the month of November.
Videos were made by local artists, poets, musicians, youth leaders, teachers, authors, and even gardeners, with the aim of supporting children and young people to develop skills to improve their mental-health and wellbeing - using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing as a framework.
Here is a selection of the videos to show the breadth of activities and organisations that contributed. You’ll find all the videos on our YouTube channel.
Sarah Manton from the Nottingham Open Spaces Forum looks at the Green Map of Nottingham, finding all those important little green ‘spaces in-between’.
Make music at home with Beatfeat using found sounds! Happy and joyful rhythm with singing.
The 1525 Collective from Nottingham Contemporary ask you to take an arty abstract mystery photo of something today. Send to a friend, ask them to guess what it is, ask for one back!
Gemma Hardy from Whitemoor Academy looks at what happens to your brain when you learn something new? Growth mindset
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Their website has excellent advice and support on how to take better care of yourself.
A comprehensive document to help facilitate children’s ability to cope and regulate during this challenging time and decrease the number of children needing further mental health support or intervention, and how Teachers play a pivotal role in achieving this.
Childline is a free service to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, Childline’s trained counsellors are there to provide support.
Kooth provides online counselling and free, safe, anonymous support for children and young people.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They will help with any challenge - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.
The Samaritans offers a safe place for children and young people to talk at any time in their own way, about whatever they want to.
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. Text SHOUT to 85258.
Cruse Bereavement Care offers telephone advice, email and website support for anyone who is dealing with grief or loss.
There are two Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in Nottingham City offering support across 37 schools within the city. MHSTs are part of a national project that is NHS England funded and they offer a collaborative, system-wide approach to support the mental wellbeing of children in both Primary and Secondary schools and colleges. This support is in addition to the other services that are offered within schools in Nottingham and by the Targeted CAMHS team, Community CAMHS team and third sector agencies such as Kooth and Base51 that are available to Children and Young people.
Positively Empowered Kids CIC is an award winning Nottingham Social Enterprise, focussing on early intervention and prevention of poor mental health of the next generation through a whole child approach. They offer online and in person provision, tapping into their growing network of over 480 wellbeing experts to bring wellbeing to the whole school community. Through online events and their Family Empowerment Hub they provide FREE wellbeing content from experts to educate, empower and inspire parents, carers, educators and their children to navigate adversity more effectively and thrive! www.positivelyempoweredkids.co.uk FB @PEKFamilies