My Wellbeing Journals
It is widely acknowledged that mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, affect one in seven primary-aged children, and an estimated 50% of all serious mental health issues in adulthood begin before age fourteen (beyondblue.com.au).
My Wellbeing Journals are personal spaces for students to express their feelings, fears, goals, struggles and opinions without fear of judgement from others. They are tools children can use to help get their private thoughts out of their minds and onto paper, while simultaneously learning techniques and strategies to cope with life’s challenges. The journals are well-researched, easy-to-use student resources designed to assist in improving overall wellbeing in school-age children.
Accompanying Teacher’s Manuals have been created by Rose Pennington, a primary school teacher and social and emotional learning consultant. The Teacher’s Manuals provide background information on each topic as well as lesson plans and additional materials to aid in the teaching of wellbeing.
Each Teacher's Manual provides:
- Professional background information for all levels of experience;
- Lesson plans designed to guide each topic extra teacher-based;
- Content for sensitive topics;
- Techniques and strategies to cope with life's challenges;
- Blackline masters.