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
I know some Worries are really big right now and, as no one can come to me, I thought I could come to you! Here’s a fun and gentle activity you can enjoy with children to help them with their Worries. I’d love to see what you do. Please feel free to share far and wide. We need those Worries to be kept firmly in their place.
#StayAtHome #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #InThisTogether #WeveGotThis #WatchOutWorries #mentalhealth #worries #children #activity
I spend a lot of time with young people questioning the idea that there is only one path in life, the straight path to happiness (the straight path to happiness = GCSEs, ‘A’ levels, Degree, career in which you progress higher and higher until a happy retirement). Today, the other path, the non straight path, was given a lovely name, the wibbly wobbly path. Today it felt lovely to think about the wibbly wobbly path and realise that it’s not only a real path but that it can be
So, what actually happens when The Worry Wizard and Bigfoot Arts Education - HQ decide to help children’s Wellbeing shine? Bigfoot, with the help of the brilliant pupils and staff at Oakfield Primary Academy, have made this video to show you. I am so excited to share it. Thank you so much ✨.
We have already helped over 4,000 children make the first step to move from Worries to Wellbeing. Could your school be next? Call us in 0800 644 6034 to find out more!