The Quiet Time programme® provides students with two 15-minute periods each day to help balance their lives and improve their readiness to learn. This programme complements existing educational strategies by helping to improve the physiological underpinnings of learning and behaviour.
Over one million students worldwide have taken part in Quiet Time programmes with Transcendental Meditation®.
Groundbreaking research on Schools with Quiet Time programme
Many children and young people have this debilitating habit of putting themselves down. They feel that somehow they are unworthy and will never be as good as anyone else and so begins the downward spiral into low self-esteem, but it doesn’t have to be this way - and teaching professionals hold the solution.
It’s one of the ironies of life that children and young people frequently set ridiculously high expectations for themselves and when they fail to reach those levels they respond negatively and assume they are failures.
Andrea Chatten, the founder of mental health service Unravel, is the Lead Children’s Emotional & Behavioural Psychologist and author of The Blinks novels. Here, she discusses raising child self-esteem and its effect on behaviour…
Spending time outdoors in the natural world and providing children with the opportunity to ‘unplug’ has never been as important as it is now. Connecting with the world around us and a break from the pressures of everyday life supports our mental wellbeing and enables us to ground ourselves in inspiring natural surroundings. Making time to interact with peers and role models outside the home and school environment presents a variety of benefits to young people.
Wellbeing seems to have become a buzzword throughout 2019, with terms like ‘self-care’ and ‘self-love’ growing in popularity. But in the midst of the craze, it is easy to forget what it is all about, and how important wellness and good mental health are - particularly in the world of Education.
Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in teachers By Helen Kirk-Brown, Director of Hays Education, South East
Mental health and wellbeing in the classroom by Paul Matthias, National Director of Hays Education
As mental health and wellbeing becoming an increasing priority for schools, we’ve put together our top tips on how you can promote positive mental health in your classrooms.
1. Building awareness
In recent years an increasing number of children have shown signs of suffering from mental health issues, with three children in every classroom reported to have a diagnosable mental health disorder according to a Young Minds charity report. As well as affecting a student’s emotional wellbeing, their educational attainment can also be negatively impacted if they’re struggling to cope with their current mental state.
The prominence and importance of mental health provision is growing in schools – both for pupils and staff – and we are living and breathing the rhetoric around it. In order for teachers to best support children in their care, looking out for their own wellbeing is of the utmost importance, but related support for them should begin within Initial Teacher Training (ITT).
Monika Jephcott is CEO of Play Therapy UK (PTUK) is the UK’s leading play therapy professional organisation, with 1,650 therapists registered under the brand. Here, she explains how PTUK had their say on a pivotal charter which is set to change the face of mental health treatment for children in the UK…