The Weaving Well-Being Programme
'For more information or to order the Weaving Well-Being Programme, please see the Outside the Box Learning Resources website www.otb.ie/wwb'
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 affordable Positive Education programme consists of 10 lessons for each class level and is grounded in evidence based interventions from the rapidly expanding 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.
These areas include identifying and using their authentic character strengths, boosting positive emotions, developing and nurturing positive relationships and connections, building practical resilience skills (including mindfulness) and developing self-efficacy through empowering beliefs.
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.
Authored by: Fiona Forman & Mick Rock