Books and Programmes

The Welcome to Well-Being Programme

The Welcome to Well-Being programme is a multi-year programme for children from Junior Infants to First Class (Ages: 4-7+).

It is designed to enhance children’s well-being across all dimensions – social, emotional, spiritual, physical and mental.

The programme is based on Positive Psychology, which is the science of well-being. It is designed to be implemented as part of the SPHE curriculum.

The theme of the programme is that two small gender-neutral aliens called Mo and Ko have come from the planet Zo to help children to feel happy, strong, kind and brave, loving and well. Each week they introduce children to a new idea and they set a challenge for the children to try it out for the week – at home as well as at school.

The Weaving-Wellbeing Programme

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 7-12 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, 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.

Weaving Well-Being is now the well-being programme of choice in the majority of Irish primary schools and has recently been licensed to Australian publisher Hawker Brownlow Education and UK publisher Pearson Education for use in the schools in their respective markets.

The Wired For Well-Being Programme

Wired For Well-Being is a new 3 -level SPHE and well-being programme designed for Junior Cycle students (ages: 12-15).

It aims to teach students to understand and enhance their own well-being through a range of evidence-based strategies and skills.

It was created in line with the Junior Cycle Short Course SPHE strands and the Well-Being Indicators outlined in the Well-Being Guidelines for Junior Cycle (DES, 2018).

The programme is incremental in nature – concepts and skills are reinforced and revised throughout the 3 levels. Concepts from the Weaving Well-Being programme (primary level) are also reinforced and further embedded.

However, each level can be delivered as a stand-alone course also. The programme is drawn from the fields of Positive Psychology and Neuroscience, in order to develop positive well-being habits for life.

Braver Than You Believe

Braver than you Believe is a timely and practical resource for parents on how to equip children with skills and strategies to help them to flourish and thrive in life, despite the inevitable challenges, difficulties and obstacles that will come their way. In doing so, parents can lay the groundwork for children to reach their full potential and to blossom into happy, fulfilled adults.

Self-Kindness for Kids:

Whizzo-Voice to the Rescue!

Thiis little book will help children to engage in positive self-talk and be kind to themselves.

Have you ever said things like this to yourself?

  • I’m such an idiot!
  • Why did I do that?
  • I can’t believe I did that, I’m so stupid!
  • Why am I not as good as everyone else?

The truth is that we all speak to ourselves unkindly sometimes. We judge ourselves very harshly and we sometimes even bully ourselves! This can make us feel very unhappy and it can affect our confidence too.

That’s just the way the human mind works, although it’s amazing, it’s far from perfect! The good news is that we can learn to speak to ourselves in a kinder and more helpful way. This is called self-kindness. When we treat ourselves with self-kindness, we will feel stronger and braver so that we are ready for all of the adventures and challenges that life will throw at us!

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