🗓 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
I wanted to stop and share a little hello. If you’re new to The Worry Wizard, welcome🤗. We’re so glad to have you here. If you’ve been here a while, thank you so much for continuing to adventure with us. We’re so grateful to everyone in The Worry Wizard Community. You make it a lovely place to be 💙🌎💫. Here are a few things about me: I live with and love my Clang*- 1 husband, 3 children and our brand new arrival, Buster, our 8 week old Labradoodle. (*Clang: My eldest mishe
🚨’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
This description of home leapt off the page whilst I was reading a magazine 📖 earlier in the summer 🌞. I wonder what you think of it 💭? It made me feel a confusing mixture of warmth ☀️ and sadness 😔. The warmth ☀️ - for me, it beautifully describes what home can be. The sadness 😔 - I’m aware many children don’t live these words 💙. This sadness often leaves me feeling powerless and unsure of what I can do. But I hold tight to the inspiring and hope filled words of @kier
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
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
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!
Doubt can be a tricky companion. Many of the children and young people I work with struggle to shrug it off. I think sometimes we spend so long (sooooo loooong) teaching children good manners that we can forget to tell them there are key times when good manners are absolutely not appropriate. Difficult thoughts, for example, they never deserve good manners. Instead, they require a firm tone, strict boundaries and a Paddington style hard stare; difficult thoughts need to be
This special toast is for ALL the wonderful adults who are working tirelessly to support their child’s mental health. The parents, teachers, grandparents, foster carers, godparents, aunts, uncles, neighbours and friends. You stay right by their side; even when your child’s struggles leave you feeling exhausted, isolated, bewildered, unsure, frightened, lonely (the list goes on). You stay right by their side; even when you appear to be standing there alone, without support,
You had the Courage to write and tell me that your lack of Belief is raining on your dreams right now. Here’s my letter back to you...
#TheWorryWizard #LettersFromTheWorryWizard #Worries #Wellbeing #fromWorriestoWellbeing #Belief #Curiosity #Courage #WellbeingShine #LibraryofTruth
I have been thinking about the need to look after your energy, to continually recharge your battery, in the mayhem that is the return to school and clubs and all the things that land at this time of year. I notice my littlest has his own methods for ensuring his favourite toys have fully charged batteries; he lines them up next to my bed and waits for the batteries to magically recharge. Sometimes his wait is longer than at other times; the battery fairy isn’t almost the mo
When your child is struggling with Worries and seems to be drawing further and further away from you, you can feel consumed by your ache for connection. If you find yourself in a moment of connection, the urge to ‘achieve’ as much as possible can be overwhelming; ‘What is going on for you?’ ‘How are you feeling?’ ‘What are you thinking?’ Have you tried doing this?’
I am acutely aware of this urge. I am writing my Wellbeing Programme for Bigfoot Arts Education - HQ at
I’m very much a ‘let’s sit and talk, two chairs, me and you, type of person’. I’ve never been a ‘stand up in front of a room full of people and talk at them’ type of person. But recently I’ve realised I’m not standing there on my own. I’m standing there surrounded by all the amazing children (and adults) I’ve met along the way, tasked with trying to share some of the amazing things they’ve taught me. So whilst I’ll always be more comfortable doing the first, I know I need to
I’m lucky enough to have met many of the people who stop by here but I realise there are some people who I’ve yet to meet. I normally prefer to share the illustrated version of me zooming around on my hover board (who wouldn’t?!). But, I work with lots of amazing children and young people who continually challenge themselves to show up and be seen when choosing to remain invisible would be a much more comfortable choice. So I’ve decided to ch
I don’t know how it seems to other people but I increasingly feel there is a sense that you could and should be a perfect parent. I certainly feel that pressure. If I see any article that starts with words such as, “10 things you must do to make sure your child is happy” I instantly read it and judge myself against the list. Then I wait a moment. And remind myself to breathe. And, having done this, I work hard to remind myself that I am human. And that, sometimes, being