Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn has chosen to complete and work towards being accredited with the Carnegie Centre of excellence for Mental Health in Schools Mental Health Award.  It will allow the school a framework for whole school mental health development.  It will allow us to demonstrate a deep commitment to working towards excellent practice by making mental health and wellbeing a part of our core business. We would like to invite parents, carers, students, staff, governors and all involved with the YPBD community to contribute to this award.
We aim to share links, resources and ideas with you on a regular basis.
The following are recommended by Pooky Knighsmith who is leading a professional membership association for schools who are working towards the award.

Anxiety Hacks… These videos share simple ideas that can be used to manage anxiety; these can largely be used with any age and could be shared directly with young people:

Using music to flip your mood

Positive affirmations + 10 affirmations to try

Safe space visualisation

Mindful Moments

Calming and breathing strategies…

Finger Breathing: a simple guided breathing exercise for kids

Self-Soothe Boxes – what, why, how?

3 ways to calm things down: write and rip, 54321 and box breathing

Tips for parents or other supporting adults…

3 Tips for Parents:model confidence, worries vs problems, fill your own cup

3 more Tips for Parents:normalise, be a worry detective, work with avoidance

Anxiety: 6 ways to make life more manageable

4 ideas for supporting a child with anxiety


The healthy coping colouring book and journal

My Anxiety Handbook: Getting Back on Track

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin(10+)

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

No Worries! Mindful Kids:An activity book for young people who sometimes feel anxious

We’re All Mad Here:The No-Nonsense Guide to Living with Social Anxiety

All birds have anxiety