Live Well Children and Young People
We are passionate about supporting whole families to thrive, providing health and wellbeing activities and whole family support.
Live Well Kids
We provide a supportive, encouraging, uplifting and fun environment.
Activities within these sessions will be based around the 5 ways to Wellbeing:
– Be Active – fun fitness, group exercise, physical games
– Be Connected – ‘chill and chat’, ‘craft and chat’, access to talk with qualified wellbeing coaches and staff, mental health first aiders, peer and social support
– Be Mindful (take notice) – incorporating mindfulness, sensory and relaxation
– Be Inspired (keep learning) – learning opportunities, new hobby opportunities, learning support from qualified HLTA/NQT’s
– Be Kind (give to others) – developing empathy, compassion and cultivating positive relationships, developing volunteers, being involved in Live Well Your Say steering groups, and community events.
Sessions are a 50p donation – No need to book!
A huge thank you to BBC Children in Need for funding our Live Well Kids Project!
Relax Kids Durham
Creating calm confident Kids
Relax Kids aims to give children access to a variety of simple, yet effective techniques for relaxation, mindfulness and stress management that are developed and delivered in a fun and creative way.
We believe that relaxation, mindfulness and a positive outlook are the keys to good mental health, self-esteem and emotional resilience.
Our mission is to give children and young people the tools they need to help them manage stress and anxiety and to be more resourceful when facing the challenges of daily life.
We support parents, teachers and those working with children and young people through our quality resources and training.
We want children and young people to feel happier, more positive and empowered with skills for life!
Marneta Viegas Founder
Relax Kids Durham have been running community, school based and one to one sessions since 2014, working with over 5000 children and young people.
Our community courses run throughout the full year – contact us for information about our upcoming course or visit http://www.bookwhen.com/livewellne for direct bookings.
For information about our school based interventions, visit our Schools Page.
SENsational, provides a variety of groups and classes for children and young people with additional needs. Sessions are delivered as follows:
SENsational – Stay, Play, Relax. Our sensory free play allows the children to feel comfortable to explore, enjoy and build friendships in an environment where they can ‘just be’. We incorporate wellbeing steps and relaxation techniques such as sensory circuits, breathing, stretch, massage, affirmations, etc. into free play so that participants learn emotional management techniques to use in day to day life. We finish every session with a relaxation/meditation.
SENsational Strength – Fitness/Exercise. SENsational strength will be a range of differential exercise sessions for children and young people with a range of additional needs. We aim to support building core strength, balance, coordination and fitness in accessible, engaging and fun formats. We offer Boxercise sessions, RockBox and Sensory Circuits.
The interventions we deliver help support children and young people’s physical and emotional wellbeing. We will support children and young people and teach them skills and techniques to improve resilience, self-esteem and confidence, manage emotions, build friendships and relationships.
Live Well Holiday Club
Holiday Club runs in every school holidays, providing fun, friendship, movement, games, crafts and activities for Primary School aged children.
Visit our Holiday Club page to find out more!
Resilience Bootcamp is aimed at young people from year 6 upwards to year 11.
Sessions combine a mixture of physical exercise and group based work exploring mental health and wellbeing.
We support young people to learn about themselves, their emotions and learn techniques and strategies on how to deal with those emotions, build confidence, positive relationships, resilience and positive self esteem.
Sessions include engaging exercise/fitness session/physical games, moving on to group based work exploring topics such as: Understanding and exploring emotions. Challenging negative thinking. Dealing with stress. Relaxation techniques. Positive Relationships. Achievements and Goal Setting.
Our course aims to help improve self-esteem; relationships; confidence; fitness; sleep. Furthermore we aim to support the understanding of emotions, how to manage emotions (emotional regulation) and how/where to seek extra help and support. In turn this will enable people to fulfil their potential by working on positive mental health, emotional and physical wellbeing and learning life skills to help them in their personal lives, education career and employment.
Places can be booked via http://www.bookwhen.com/livewellne
Family Fitness Sessions
LWNE are passionate about encouraging families to improve their wellbeing together. Family fitness sessions, such as Family Boxercise, Family RockBox and Family Circuits, allow adults to work with their children and get fit together, whilst having fun!
Family Relax Workshops
Bringing families together to engage in physical movement; bonding games and activities; family massage; breathing techniques; relaxation. A wonderful way to engage the whole family, teach techniques that can be used in the home, and improve wellbeing for the whole family.