Welcome to the
Positive Behaviour and
Emotional Well-being Programme
Dr Chris Thomlinson
In any academy I work in, or associate with, the quality input of Strengthening Minds for selected individual students has become a crucial and sustainable part of my core curriculum.
About the Programme
This programme was designed to help young people manage negative and potentially destructive behaviour. It has been a huge success across many schools. The programme lasts for ten weeks and helps students deal with their emotional responses to social and classroom situations.
Head teacher, Harris Academy Greenwich
We have found the anger management programme an invaluable part of engaging the student (and often the parents) back onto a more positive path where the student feels much more able to manage their behaviour positively.
Headteacher, Harris Academy Crystal Palace
The programme was both thorough and
in-depth, providing weekly progress reports back to the Academy: many of the group highly valued the programme and have since shown significant improvement in their behaviour
Games and Tasks
Another unique benefit of Strengthening Minds is our interactive sessions plans. These can be run on almost any school computer, giving facilitators access to a wealth of tools and games which help support and promote learning. Each session follows the content of the book, meaning that the programme is easy to deliver and simple to follow. Our interactive sessions also give facilitators access to meditation activities, hint support for struggling students and class timers to keep learning quick and impactful.
Weekly anger activities allow students to demonstrate and explore anger
Each of the 10 sessions that make up the Positive Behaviour and Emotional Well-being Programme have been designed to help students explore aspects of their behaviour. These session range from identifying what makes students angry to giving students strategies to help manage their emotions positively. Because of the careful structure of each session, students are always able to learn, implement and reflect on the new things they have learned.
The Positive Behaviour and Emotional Well-being Programme, like all our programmes, comes with a full-colour workbook packed with fun and insightful activities. This workbook will become a working journal for the young people who take part in the programme, monitoring their progress and allowing individuals to reflect on the new skills they have learned. This book will be taken home by the students at the end of the programme.
Another unique benefit of Strengthening Minds is our interactive sessions plans, giving facilitators access to a wealth of tools and games which help support and promote learning. Each session follows the content of the book, meaning that the programme is easy to deliver and simple to follow. Our interactive sessions also give facilitators access to meditation activities, hint support for struggling students and class timers to keep learning quick and impactful.
An exciting and innovative part of our Positive Behaviour and Emotional Well-being programme are our Positive Activities. These give students the space to explore and control their emotions during a physical activity. Each week, our students are given are given time to demonstrate the skills they have learned in the session. This helps them to visualise the outcomes of positive behaviour before they implement these skills in the classroom.
What our young people are saying
about this programme
One clear impact of our Positive Behaviour and Emotional Well-being Programme is a reduction in behaviour points. By allowing students time and space to explore their anger and negative behaviour in a meaningful and engaging environment, we are able to help students control their emotional responses to classroom situations. In many scenarios, this leads to a decline in negative behaviour incidents, particularly those with an aggressive, confrontational or violent nature.
Available packages for this programme
Our Training Package is perfect for schools who are confident with the idea of running a SEMH programme independently. With our Training Package, schools are provided with all resources needed to run the programme - including workbooks and interactive sessions - and will receive a days training on how to run the programme effectively. After that, it's over to you!
Our Extended Package offers schools all of the benefits of our Training Package - including workbooks and interactive sessions - but also the opportunity to have one of our specialist facilitators attend the school and run the programme for 10 weeks. During this time, a member of school staff will shadow our facilitator and learn how to deliver outstanding sessions.