I met ‘a lighthouse’ in a school I visited recently 💡. We are being funded to visit primary schools in Tameside and Glossop to run Worry Wizard sessions 🏫. We are having lots of fun 🤩. After one session, a student came up to me. “Can I say something to you, miss?” she said. “Of course,” I replied. “I just want to say that when I grow up, I want to be just like you. I know I am not grown up yet so I’m going to just try to be a little like you for now.” ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💝 My h
"Having access to the right words changes everything." Brené Brown 💚🌎. When your child is struggling, and you’re trying to help them, their ability to communicate their needs to you is critical 💞. There are so many words to learn 🔡. I know it can be painful to hear your child say certain words. I have sat with many parents who have told their child not to use particular words to explain their emotional world 💚🌎. I feel differently. We don’t want our children’s ability t
The Worry Wizard 🧙♀️ + Bigfoot Arts Education 🎭 = helping children move from Worries to Wellbeing✨ . I am so excited to be back training with @bigfootartseducation today. It is over 2 years since I delivered my first training session to them. On that day I reflected that I’d be: 🌟talking about the importance of helping children tell their story - with storytellers 📖. 🌟talking about creating safe spaces for children to explore their emotional worlds - with people who c
Have you heard of The Worry Wizard Worldwide Wellbeing Postal Service 🌎 💌 💫? We’re on a mission to send Wellbeing shine around the world 🌎. And today, we’d love you to celebrate with us as we send Wellbeing shine further than we’ve ever sent it before, over 5655 kms all the way to Maryland, USA 🇺🇸! This Christmas, I watched one of my favourite Christmas films 🎥🍿(again!), ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Clarence’s questioning over why he needs to go to Earth to help George B
I wonder if you have Wellbeing Tools ready to use in 2022✨? I’d like to introduce you to my Wellbeing Tool and Guide for 2022 – Buster🐾. He makes my Wellbeing shine…brightly✨. At 5 months old, he has taught me so much already: 1) Nature is magical 🌿🪄. When the door to outside is open, spring out and inhale. Take it all in. Rain, leaves, mud, a passing squirrel – it’s all there for you to enjoy💚. 2) Loved ones are precious 😍. Let them know. Greet them as though it’
Last year I sat with so many children who struggled to know any reason why they could love themselves 💙. Here at The Worry Wizard we are all set for 2022 ✨. We've got big plans and most of them centre around supporting children and young people to discover their magic and love themselves more 🪄.
We would love you to join us . As my favourite train conductor on The Polar Express🚂asks , "Well? You coming?"
- Thank you to @natlue for this beautiful image.
#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
To ALL Worry Wizards EVERYWHERE 🌎 💫. It’s your Worry Wizard birthday 🥳 🎂 🎵. The happiest of birthdays to each of you 🎈. It’s time to sing along to your Very Special birthday song by the magical Amy Wadge Page and celebrate, appreciate, all the things that are so great, about YOOOUUUUU 😘. Today I will be: 🙌-putting my hands in the air, like I just don’t care, 👋- and waving them all around because love’s good to share, & ✨🥳-celebrating each of you for getting Active w
This anti bullying week the focus is #OneKindWord. I’d like to stretch that a little bit and make it three? Just 🐝 you You in all your you-ness 🥰. I know this isn’t always easy. When you are being bullied (or have been), it is so hard not to ask, “What is wrong with me?” And then try to change you. I want you to know this. There’s NOTHING wrong with you. The bully (or bullies) need support with THEIR behaviour. This isn’t about you. Hold tight. And remember, Just 🐝 you �
🗓 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
I spend a lot of time with children and young people questioning: 1: There is only one path in life, the straight path to happiness 📏❓⁉️🤨 (e.g. GCSEs then ‘A’ levels then a degree then a job you work to be promoted in and so on). I enjoy sharing the idea: 1: There is a wibbly wobbly path in life 🏞, a non-straight path, a path that takes many twists and turns but one on which you may discover lots of happy along the way 🌈. Today marks a lovely twist and turn on my wibbly
Today marks the beginning of an exciting new way of working for The Worry Wizard®✨. The #BlueSkyFoundation, as part of their recent grant offer through the Community Foundation for Merseyside, have offered to fund The Worry Wizard's 'Introducing Wellbeing' programme or 'Activate Your Wellbeing' Programme to four Community groups working with primary age children across Merseyside 💙. This way of working has been made possible by the wonderful support and guidance offered by t
We are so proud of each and every one of our Worry Wizard schools 🏫. Supporting and learning from each of our schools is what we love to do; thank you for being a very important part of The Worry Wizard Community ✨. Our Chief Doodler, Chay, has created this icon for our Worry Wizard schools to use. I would like to welcome the new schools who joined The Worry Wizard Community last week 🌍. We are so glad you've joined us. If you would like to find out more about how you can
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