This year Redhill launched its Mental Health & Well Being strategy
with Mr Sam Phillips taking on the role of our Mental Health Lead Professional.
To launch our project we introduced a Relax Kid programme run by Nicki Hamilton. This is what she has to say…
My time with Redhill Primary School has involved working with the year 1,3 and 5s, helping them to learn more about their brains, emotions and learning.
Our Relax Kids classes have been so much fun, but with a serious learning objective.
We’ve learnt that it’s hard to learn when we are worried about something, or angry, or even too excited, so I’ve helped them find out about some new techniques, adapted especially for their age groups. Our children have learnt new techniques in how to feel calm, relaxed and focussed and also worked on building up their self-esteem, concentration, confidence and resilience. It is so important to learn these skills to support them now and in later life too.
The classes have followed an award winning 7 step programme of games, stretching, peer and self-massage, breathing exercises, discussion and deep relaxation, all based on the principles of yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
They’ve also been set the task of spreading the Relax Kids message, so if you’ve not heard all about their classes, make sure you ask them about their ‘meerkats’ or even for a demonstration of a massage! REMEMBER TO ASK FOR CONSENT!
I’ve been really impressed at the learning and involvement of the children at Redhill Primary and I adore the time that I spend with them.
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