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 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. A growing body of research shows that positive emotions are linked to increased well-being.
This Positive Relationships programme equips children with eight practical evidence-based strategies, across ten lessons, to nurture positive relationships on a daily basis.
Each lesson consists of a PowerPoint introduction, suggested development ideas and specific activities in the children’s Activity 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 in their Activity Book, reflecting the unique components which enhance their individual well-being and resilience.