I was so naïve when I first became a Mum to my boys 💙. I thought this phrase was no longer relevant. I imagined no one thought this way anymore. How wrong I was ❌. Recently, one of my boys badly broke his finger. Many hours spent in A & E 🏥 and, whilst there, 3 different medical professional told him, “Don’t cry, you’re fine.” Twice when his broken finger needed to be manipulated and once when he was told that sport - his passion - was completely off the cards for 12 weeks
#SpreadSomeWarmth this #NationalGriefAwarenessWeek with our animation (& Toolkit), Together Not Alone. How can you begin to open tender conversations about grief and loss with your child ❤️🩹? With original music by the Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Amy Wadge 🪄 🎶💙, we have developed a short animation, Together Not Alone, along with a Toolkit, to help you begin to share open and honest conversations about grief and loss with your child 🤍. Children may experience
🗓 When: Monday 25th October 11am-3pm 🌎 Where: The Nest, 22 Bridge Street, Chester. This is on the right hand side as you walk down from the cross toward the river, just a few shops down from the cross. It is the old Pro-cook/Steamer Trading unit for those of you who remember. 🔍 What: StoryhouseLive have invited The Worry Wizard to host a day of gentle, fun and imaginative activities designed to nurture emotional connection between you and your child. We’d love you to join
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay 💚 and we're *delighted* to share our brand-new animation project with you, ‘Together Not Alone’ 🌈. Children and young people may experience many different types of grief and loss during childhood. This World Mental Health Day, The Worry Wizard® and a wonderful group of collaborators have joined together to develop a short animation ✏️ 🎥 and Toolkit 🧰 to help adults begin to navigate conversations about grief and loss with their child or the
Sunday 10th October is #WorldMentalHealthDay 💚. Join us for the release of our brand-new animation and toolkit, ‘Together Not Alone’. Children and young people may experience many different types of grief and loss during childhood. Here at The Worry Wizard®, we have developed a short animation and toolkit, to help you begin to navigate conversations about grief and loss with your child ❤️🩹. In ‘Together Not Alone’, you will meet Ella and her friends who love spending time
Joining our brilliant cast from Young Storyhouse, for our final recording for Together Not Alone, our brand-new animation project, was such a treat 💝. Watching them learn and record Amy Wadge’s beautiful original songs, written especially for our animation, filled me with pride and wonder in equal measure. They have each shown so much Courage to dive in to this project. I can’t wait for you to see what they’re helped to create. Amy’s music is simply beautiful 🎶🥰. The Worry
🚨’Together not alone’, our brand-new animation project, is delighted to welcome the stunning talent that is @amywadge aboard 🚂! We feel beyond blessed that Amy Wadge, Grammy award winner and one of the UK’s most prolific contemporary songwriters, is bringing her Magical Musical Might 🪄 🎶 💪🏻 to our project. Storytelling and nurturing emotional connection is at the heart of The Worry Wizard 💙. Fans of Amy’s music will know she achieves all this and more with her singing
It was so lovely to speak with the wonderful Cassie James at Mighty Radio this week about children's mental health and Wellbeing and all things The Worry Wizard. If you have time to slow the pace, have a listen and let us know what you think. #MightyRadio #CassieJames #childrensmentalhealth #mentalhealth #wellbeing #schools #teachers #education #mentalhealthmatters #mentallyhealthyschools #school #WellbeingShine #TheWorryWizard #WellbeingProgramme
There is such a high level of difficulty right now. Children’s mental health is really struggling. I’m asking the children and young people I support to notice what is occupying their thoughts and feelings, where are they are choosing to place their focus? To help with this, I ask them to do a ‘foot check’. Where are you placing your feet? In the pain or in the possibility? Sometimes you notice both your feet are deep in the pain. The pain occupies your thoughts, fuels your
We all know Kindness Matters (this year's theme for Mental Health Awareness Week). But do we really need to be kind to ourselves? Here, The Worry Wizard shares a 'Chat From The Chair', for adults and children to watch together, about why being kind to yourself matters. With her friend Bruno and a bag of pegs, The Worry Wizard explores why we need to stay curious and find many different ways we can be kind to ourselves. #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #inthistogethe
This week's Mental Health Awareness Week is focussing on the power and potential of kindness. There are so many beautiful examples of kindness happening in the world right now as people seek to respond to the needs of others. Here, to help generate even more kindness in your home and beyond, is a Worry Wizard free printable - a kindness gift voucher. We would love you to use it to generate kindness to others and, also (very importantly), to yourself. What will you write on
Trust is such a precious thing to give to someone. It is equally precious when someone puts their trust in you. But working out who to trust is not easy. Here The Worry Wizard shares a 'Chat From Her Chair' about trust for adults and children to watch together. With a jar, a tin of buttons, a toolkit and a magnifying glass, The Worry Wizard explores Dr Brene Brown's idea of 'Marble Jar Friends', helping children to recognise that trust is built one marble (or button!) at
Feelings, feelings, feelings. Sometimes, it might seem the best thing to do with feelings is to stuff them down and hope they go away. But, what if it doesn’t work? A gentle chat about feelings for adults and children to watch together. (Thank you to my ball assistants 🎾😉 - it will surprise no one to know this wasn’t the first take 🎥🤦🏻♀️) #feelings #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #inthistogether #activity #ChatsFromTheChair
These words from the poem, ‘The Invitation’, resonate so strongly right now. I’m looking forward to sharing them this morning during Reuben's Retreat ‘Coffee Connect’ zoom call. I’ve been invited by Reuben’s wonderful Mummy, Nicola Graham, to lead a session called ‘Holding Hope’ with families who are at home staying safe (12 weeks isolation).
I’m going to share these words with some wonderful people today. You may wish to do the same.
Reuben’s Retreat is a home-from-hom
Some thoughts are so tricky right now. I am chatting with lots of young people who are spending so much time alone at the moment, outside of all their familiar structures, and their thoughts are being given free reign. If you have a compassionate relationship with yourself then allowing your thoughts free reign may be safe. But, for many of the young people I am supporting, many of the thoughts they are sharing are hate filled. Please try and support your young people to play
What gorgeous post 📮. I meet the most lovely people through The Worry Wizard. Thank you so much for my beautiful card. I’m so glad we get to adventure together. Sending lots of buttons and rainbows 🌈 back to you. And sunflowers 🌻. And ribbons 🎀. And love. #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #inthistogether ♥️
Here’s a gentle, heartwarming picture book about love and the unbreakable connections we share with the special people in our lives. Patrice Karst’s beautiful story feels particularly important right now for all children and the adults who care for them.
Thank you so much to Patrice who generously shares her story so everyone can benefit from its precious message.
#ChatsFromTheChair #theinvisiblestring #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #stayathome #inthistogether
This quote really resonates for me right now. In this unprecedented time it feels there are new and mighty pressures circulating - e.g. home education. But the main reason we have been handed our children back isn’t to educate them, it’s to keep them and others safe. So, rather than placing new pressures upon ourselves, my focus is on breathing deep and loving my closest tightly. I hope we can all find ways to unhook from the swirling pressures that exist to ‘make our chi