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Three Benefits of Mindfulness for Kids

Studies show that the benefits of mindfulness for kids may include:

Increased focus, attention, self-control, compassion and classroom participation.

Improved academic performance, ability to resolve conflict, self regulation and overall well-being.

Decreased levels of stress, anxiety and disruptive behavior.

Kooth is a fully accredited counselling service with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

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Click here for a guide on How to talk to children about their feelings

Click here for Top Tips on how to talk to your children about their feelings
We all want what’s best for our children, but parenting can be quite tough sometimes. We’ve all been there!
Just Sit and Relax!

A basic meditation that is easy to learn and can be done 1 minute!
Just Colour!

Choose from one of our many colouring pages or mandalas.

Choose your page, colours and patterns and click where you want to colour.

When you’re done, you can save the result by clicking on the ‘picture’ tab and choose save as.

Give your page a name and then click save.
Yoga Poses for Mindfulness!

Mindfulness is being alert and conscious in each moment.

Picture News!

Welcome to this 1st edition of Picture News for Parents, a newsletter to keep you updated with Picture News coverage and how children can explore the news in a productive, child friendly way.

Tips on helping children feel able to talk openly and honestly.
Guide that talks about clickbait – online safety risks for young people.
Guide that looks at high-caffeine energy drinks, the health risks and how to address these problems.
Guide that explores the potential pitfalls of shopping apps, offering advice on how to use these services more safely.

As we head towards the main exam time it’s worth looking at how we can support and help manage young people at what can be a very stressful time.
QR Code Family page (1).jpgDear parents,
Moving up to secondary or high school can feel like a huge leap for children and their families, and can bring mixed emotions – from excitement and anticipation, to stress and nerves.
You might be thinking of how to maintain a close connection with your child as they start to transition into adolescence.
To support you ahead of this stage of your child’s development, our new topic “Connecting with my teenager” will help you understand what’s going on for them and how to strengthen your relationship.
In our latest blog, Place2Be’s Programme Leader for Family Work, Judah Racham reflects on his own experience of trying to stay cool and relevant with his teenage boys.
Also, if your child is going to big school this year, make sure to read our tips for a smooth transition to secondary or high school
Any questions, please feel free to come and speak with Hira either on a Wednesday or a Thursday.

You can email Hira Sami on or call the school office.

This guide examines Ofcom’s Media Use and Attitudes Report for 2024, highlighting the most significant findings of their survey.
Calm Connections

Provide a safe and non-clinical space for parents or caregivers who support children and young people with mental health challenges.

Calm connections understand and offer the necessary support to help parents and carers express themselves freely. 

A list of some useful social media links that will help keep you up to date on what’s going on locally and across Oldham
A survival kit for parents and carers. Try these simple tips to help with your wellbeing.

Head to Toe Relaxation

Just Breath

Calm Practice Exersise

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