Wellbeing – Support for Schools

We are working with Wiltshire Schools to develop assemblies and class workshops for KS1 and KS2.  These activities encourage an age appropriate discussion on the importance of looking after our mental health.

The assemblies cover the topic of worry for KS1 and anxiety for KS2. The aim is to get children to talk about their worries and anxieties in order to best look after their wellbeing. The assemblies are approximately 15 minutes long, dependant on questions and audience participation, and the work encourages children to talk about their feelings with someone they trust.

The class workshops continue with this theme, including activities that allow children to get involved and to open up further discussions surrounding anxiety and worry. The workshops last approximately the same length of one lesson and are tailored to both KS1 and KS2 age groups.

We have created a parent workshop to provide parents with information and guidance on how to recognise and support an anxious child. This is a short workshop lasting approximately 1 hour that focuses on listening skills and highlighting the importance of looking after themselves when supporting others.

Wiltshire Mind is your local mental health charity. We are affiliated to Mind and we are accredited with the Mind Quality Mark. However, we do not receive any funding from Mind. All of our services are provided by funding from grants, donations and our community fundraising activity. We rely on our community to help support our vital work, and this enables us to continue to provide services across Wiltshire.

We do not charge our local schools for our services, however, we would welcome donations or fundraising support to help with the programme costs.

Please contact us for more information.


Resources for Schools

We have a number of resources for schools, including posters and online videos.

We will be updating this page soon with downloadable resources.

Thank you to our funders who include:

Supported by Blucar Solutions Ltd, our Charity of the Year partner for 2024. Blucar Solutions provide Finance Software for Schools and Academies – click here for further information