Good byes &
In this time of Covid-19 and lockdown, there are certain groups of children who may be more adversely affected.
Children in Year 6 are moving from primary to secondary, and saying goodbye to friends they have possibly known since they were 4 years old. Fortunately for many, they are currently in school and are having some sort of process with mindful teachers, who are doing their best to make the school ending meaningful and recognised as an important milestone, juncture.
Those in Year 11 and 13, however, will not be returning to school this academic year, and for all of Year 13s this means they are to leave their school education without the physical rituals or endings that we have come to place around this important
To support these students, we are offering Zoom group sessions through schools and have a downloadable workbook (see link below) that the young person can work through to assist with this process. Have a look at this video which introduces the workshop for Yr 11 & 13s...
Work book for Years 11/13
In Part 1 of this workbook we explore what has happened with the sudden ending of the school year. The endings that have not happened. In Part 2 we explore how we can create our own agency around the ending and new beginnings. How to commit to helpful and useful daily activities that support good mental health and wellbeing.