Children's Mental Health

Are you concerned about your child’s emotional and mental health? Then you could benefit from the Monkey Wisdom course series focusing on child mental health & wellbeing.

These courses provide a means of exploring and explaining the background to mental health issues in children and adolescents so that children as young as five can grasp the concepts, take on board the tools provided to change their thinking and as a result, enhance their emotional resilience.

The programme provides visual and physical tools to help all age groups to achieve emotional balance and overcome issues such as anxiety, anger, fear, low-mood and self-harm.  Introducing the ‘inner-monkey’ has proved a really accessible and powerful tool for children, teens and adults alike and it is through the monkey that children learn the power of their own thoughts to destroy or enhance their lives and learn how to turn down the negative voice in their heads, befriend their inner-monkey and overcome personal issues.

For parents, the insights and methods delivered through the Monkey Wisdom courses will help them to better understand themselves, their own emotions and how to enhance not only their own thinking but the thoughts and emotional wellbeing of their children too.

1-hour Monkey Wisdom Workshop

Book our 1-hour Workshop for an introduction to Money Wisdom and learn:

  • why so many children are developing emotional and mental health issues
  • the signs, symptoms and common causes
  • the role of parents in enhancing emotional resilience and wellbeing
  • the impact of on-line education during Covid19 lockdown
  • how best to support your child through these difficult times

Download the PDF brochure

Introductory Offer...

For a limited time only

For a limited period, we are offering these courses at a reduced rate. Be sure to book soon!

Courses for Parents

Monkey Wisdom: A Survival Guide for Parents of 0-12 year olds
6-week course

This course takes place over six weeks, 1-hour per week, and will cover the following aspects:

  • how to be a more effective parent at this difficult time
  • how to enhance emotional resilience in your children
  • why understanding feelings holds the key
  • dealing with anxiety, fear and anger
  • why active listening is so important
  • how to ask, not tell
  • how to help your children cope with the new-look education during Covid19
  • how your communication style impacts your child’s mental health
  • the impact of sleep, nutrition and exercise on emotions and behaviour
  • why taking care of you first, is key to your child’s future mental health
  • the impact of parents’ mobile addiction on our children
  • why screen time is so addictive for children
  • why parental expectations can do more harm than good
  • what signifies a change in emotional state in your child
  • tools and exercises to help you and your child cope better, together:
    • What Is Within My Control?
    • PoT : the Power of Thought: teaching your child to think differently
    • The Magic Bubble for self-protection
    • Talk To The Monkey – taking back control
    • BFT’s – Better Feeling Thoughts
    • Mindfulness
    • ‘Tapping’ to cope with anxiety, fear and anger
    • SOS: Stepping Over Stress
    • Countdown to Action: 54321
    • Where Am I Now? Wheel of Life
    • Vision Boards
    • You Make Me Proud

Monkey Wisdom: A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers
6-week course

This course takes place over six weeks, 1-hour per week, and will cover the following areas:

  • the impact of Covid19 restrictions on your teenagers
  • how to ‘do’ conscious parenting
  • why 75% of all adult mental health illness is already embedded by the age of eighteen years….and what to do about it
  • the art of listening
  • the pros and cons of mobile phones, gaming and social media
  • how to help your teen navigate their way through these challenging times
  • the impact of your communication style on your teenager’s mental health
  • why looking after YOU is so important
  • why what your children think, becomes what they Be, Do and Have in life
  • self-help tools for your teenagers (and you!)
  • how to open up the conversation and talk about difficult issues
  • tools and exercises to help you and your teen move forward with confidence:
    • What is within your power to control?
    • PoT: the Power of Thought: encouraging your teen to think differently
    • You are what you think
    • BFT’s – Better Feeling Thoughts
    • Mindfulness
    • ‘Tapping’ to cope with anxiety, fear and anger
    • SOS: Stepping Over Stres
    • Countdown to Action: 54321
    • Where Am I Now? Wheel of Life
    • I AM – the power of affirmations
    • Vision Boards
    • You Make Me Proud

Courses for Teenagers

Monkey Wisdom: From Fearful to Fabulous
6-week course

Core Themes:

  • Exploring the impact of the Covid19 restrictions
  • Open Forum to raise causes for concern
  • The easy guide to understanding why so many teenagers battle with mental health issues
  • Overcoming anxiety, anger and frustration
  • How to increase confidence
  • How to have those ‘difficult’ discussions about how you feel
  • How much stress is good for you?
  • How not to let social media screw up your life
  • Understanding the power of your thoughts
  • How to Be, Do and Have whatever you want in your future lives
  • Appreciating the pros and cons of mobile phones and social media
  • You are what you think
  • Where are you ‘at’ right now? (Wheel of Life)
  • Visions for the future

Top Tools and Exercises for Transformation and Wellbeing

  • Tapping for Emotional Transformation
  • You are what you think!
  • Meditation: why it really does work!
  • Where Am I Now? Wheel of Life
  • Vision Boards
  • Letters to and from my future self
  • Perceptions Exercise
  • Power Games – what can you control?
  • 100 words: Who Am I?
  • I AM – affirmations
  • Daily habits of the world’s most successful people:
    • Meditation
    • Journaling
    • Affirmations
    • Exercise
    • Nutrition, sleep, hydration
    • Routine
    • Limited screen-time and social media

Download the PDF brochure

Monkey Wisdom: From Fearful to Fearsome
6-week course

Core Themes

  • Exploring the impact of the Covid19 restrictions
  • Open Forum to raise causes for concern
  • The easy guide to understanding why so many teenage boys battle with mental health issues
  • Overcoming anxiety, anger and frustration
  • How much stress is good for you?
  • How to increase confidence
  • Is screen time  and gaming an unhealthy fixation?
  • How to have those ‘difficult’ discussions about how you feel
  • You are what you think!
  • How to Be, Do and Have whatever you want in your future lives
  • Appreciating the pros and cons of mobile phones and social media
  • Where are you ‘at’ right now? (Wheel of Life) and how to move foward
  • Visions for the future

Top Tools and Exercises for Transformation and Wellbeing

  • Tapping for emotional transformation
  • Focus creates your reality
  • Meditation: why it really does work!
  • Where Am I Now? Wheel of Life
  • Vision Boards
  • Letters to and from my future self
  • Perceptions Exercise
  • Power Games – what can you control?
  • 100 words: Who Am I?
  • I AM – affirmations
  • Daily habits of the world’s most successful people:
    • Meditation
    • Journaling
    • Affirmations
    • Exercise
    • Nutrition, sleep, hydration
    • Routine
    • Limited social media/screen time

Download the PDF brochure

About the trainer

Tana Macpherson-Smith of Clearminds Education developed and presents the Monkey Wisdom series. She has twenty-five years’ experience in education as a teacher and senior leader in secondary schools, as a boarding school housemistress, prep school Governor, Marketing Director and creator of life-changing events for young people. Having lived (as a housemistress and parent) and worked with large numbers of teenagers over many years, she understands fully the wide range of mental health issues that affect teenagers and children.

Workplace Mental Health

A top-rated mental health support course adapted and presented live online by a Mental Health First Aid England-registered trainer. Aimed at those who want to be able to provide mental health support to their colleagues, support their organisation’s existing Mental Health First Aiders, or simply want to better understand their own mental health, this course takes place over 4x 1-hour sessions (over 4 consecutive days). Classes are limited to a maximum of 10 people to ensure participation and learning for everyone. Price is for the complete course for 1 person.

All participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

For a limited time we are offering this course at an introductory rate,

to help individuals and organisations to quickly ramp up their Mental Health First Aid skills during the Coronavirus crisis and the anticipated increase in mental health support calls that organisations will be facing.

This 3-hour course is aimed at line managers, HR managers and senior management. Commbining elements of the Basics of Mental Health Support course, this course will give you an overview of the mental health process that your trained Mental Health First Aiders will follow, lay the foundations for you to develop your organisation’s mental health plan to increase care of your workers, increase productivity, and give you insights into where the risk areas are that need to be addressed.

Presented by a Mental Health First Aid England-registered trainer, the course is split into 3x 1-hour sessions over 3 days. Price is per person for the full 3-hour course.

Mindfulness…calming the chattering mind is an interactive 6-week course which takes place in 6x 1-hour sessions. They are run by an experienced mindfulness facilitator and coach, in sensitive, lively and enlightening ways which involve humour, stories and examples. Each participant is expected to engage and there are tasks set for each week to help you practice what you have learned. The course programme:

  • Week 1 – Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Week 2 – What it means to be Present
  • Week 3 – Letting go of Attachment
  • Week 4 – The neuroscience of Self Compassion
  • Week 5 – Harnessing Mindfulness in relationships
  • Week 6 – Applying Mindfulness throughout your workday

Price is per person for the complete 6-week course.

The Mindful Approach to Resilience course follows on from the Mindfulness…calming the chattering mind course. We highly recommend that you first learn how to practice Mindfulness before taking this course. Presented by an experienced Mindfulness and Resilience teacher, facilitator and coach, this interactive and engaging course takes place over 6 weeks in 6x 1-hour sessions. Participants are given tasks each week to help them learn how to develop and practice Resilience. The course programme:

  • Week 1 – Introduction to Mindful Resilience
  • Week 2 – Meeting uncertainty with Self Compassion
  • Week 2 – Mindfully managing work pressures
  • Week 4 – Developing healthy and effective workday routines
  • Week 5 – How to Mindfully embrace change
  • Week 6 – Applying Mindful Resilience throughout your workday

Price is per person for the entire course.

Information

All courses are presented using the Zoom app. You need a suitable internet connection (at least 2Mb/s download speed to your PC) and a working PC video camera and microphone to participate in the course. We recommend that you install the client app rather than simply using the web browser in order to gain maximum benefit during the course; this software is provided free of charge and not managed by Shaw Mind. You are advised to adopt suitable internet security and antivirus measures before installing or running any software on your PC or mobile device. Once payment has been confirmed, your trainer will contact you to schedule a suitable date for training, the links to the online courses, and any further information you may need. Payment is processed securely by PayPal on our behalf – we do not record your payment details. We will use your private information that you disclose to us only for the purposes of your relationship with Shaw Mind and will not disclose your information to 3rd parties. Click here for our Privacy Policy.