This "Worry Tree" is a poster I would love to hang in my classroom. It is a resource I think students could refer to, when needed, to help them regulate their emotions and deal with their "problems" in an effective way. Eventually, they will be able to follow this process on their own, and develop their emotional competence - which is an important skill that underlies positive mental health (Reinke et al., 2011).
Feelings Game: Here are a range of worksheets developed by the Children's Involvement Team, to aid direct work with children and young people. The worksheets are all around children's wishes and feelings.
This wheel would be excellent to help a child figure out a coping skill to use. It is a physical activity that a child won't have to think about when doing. I find that thinking of a coping mechanism to use in the moment when one is upset can be difficult, so to have a set of coping skills already set up and a fun activity to figure out which one to use would probably be best for a child.
I found this cute art therapy activity on Pinterest, from Emerly Arts, and decided to create my own version to share. The exercise can be used during a time of transformation, or just to help make … More