Weaving Well-Being is the first Irish designed positive mental health programme of its kind which aims to enhance well-being in children aged from 8-12 years within the framework of the SPHE curriculum. This book is aimed at 4th Class (ages 9-10).
This Positive Education programme consists of 10 lessons for each class level and is grounded in evidence-based interventions from the field of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is the science of well-being. It is underpinned by the concept that a state of well-being is not simply the absence of the negative, but the presence of the positive.
The Weaving Well-Being programme gives children the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives through a range of activities in a variety of areas. The Tools of Resilience programme equips children with 6 practical evidence-based strategies for building resilience and coping with problems, anxieties and the many normal challenges of life. Each lesson consists of a PowerPoint introduction, suggested development ideas, and specific activities in the Pupil Book. There is also a homework page consisting of an activity to be carried out over the week at home and reported back on.
The children gradually build a highly personal portfolio of work reflecting the unique components which enhance their individual well-being and resilience. A pull-out parent guide is included in the Pupil Book to support parental involvement.
The lessons are designed to be implemented within the framework of the SPHE curriculum. Each lesson plan includes the relevant strands and strand units for ease of planning.