Most of us have struggled these last eighteen months given the scale of change, uncertainty and loss associated with a worldwide epidemic. Managing fears around COVID-19, daily reports of infections and deaths, vaccinations, job insecurity, endless media speculation and online misinformation, on top of a series of social restrictions and lockdowns, have taken a toll on the wellbeing of many adults. We are also gaining a clearer picture of the continuing impacts of this pandemic on the mental health of our children and young people, who often don’t have the resources, support or life experience to help them cope with the ongoing and changing demands of remote learning, social isolation and safety concerns.
We are pleased to announce, The MacKillop Institute have partnered with Professor Anne Graham AO, Director of the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University to develop a free video learning resource with discussion prompts to support the social-emotional wellbeing of children and young people. The Toolkit is steeped in the wisdom and learnings of the well-established Seasons for Growth evidence-based education programs that have supported children, young people and adults following experiences of uncertainty, change and loss.
Who is the Seasons Toolkit suitable for?
The Seasons Toolkit is suitable for all young people of high school age and may be suitable for some Year 6 student school groups. We are currently progressing work on a similar resource for sharing with primary school children.
How is the Seasons Toolkit delivered?
The Toolkit has been created as a 25-minute animated video file to help ensure it can be readily used by teachers and students in a classroom or online setting, and shared with parents and carers for home viewing.
The launch of the Seasons Toolkit coincides with the 25th anniversary of the first Seasons for Growth programs and aims to ensure young people’s experiences of the pandemic are listened to and recognised.
How do I access the Seasons Toolkit?
CLICK HERE to access this free resource.
Need further information?
Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
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