The core activities in each of the six sessions are timed to last approximatlely one hour. Some of the sessions include extra activities that range from ten to forty five minutes duration. They are aimed at children aged between 12yrs – 17yrs.
The materials we use have been designed by Barnardo’s after research based on real cases. It has been piloted and proved useful across a wide range of areas i.e. specialist settings such as pupil referral units and residential units. Mainstream settings and in one-to-one work. Much of the content is directly relevant to the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum at key stages 2 and 3. To read more about this follow this link: http://www.education.gov.uk/b00199209/pshe
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Moving from Primary to High School is a critical transition point in a young person’s development.
If this transition is managed effectively the outcomes are likely to lead to better exam results, less absenteeism, higher self esteem and a more positive attitude towards school. Supporting young people to negotiate stressful transitions also results in reduced psychological and behavioural problems and increased competencies. Currently in Great Britain with 10% of 5-16 year olds having a clinically diagnosed mental disorder, increasing links are being highlighted between social and emotional competence.
The strong relationship between young people who are able to master challenging situations and who possess good interpersonal skills, with resilience has also been evidenced. The resource pack we use has been developed through listening to the views of young people and attempting to marry these with evidence based practice. The resource pack aims to develop young people’s emotional, cognitive and behavioural skills, increasing resilience, promoting self esteem and enabling young people to avoid risk and attain/maintain health promoting behaviour. Sessions can be delivered as a whole programme or tailor made to meet the needs of young people. Its flexibility also means it can be used with large and small groups or during individual support. Click here to read more