Welcome to The Wellbeing Alphabet™ social-emotional learning programme! The Wellbeing Alphabet™ explores emotional literacy from A to Z through film, group discussion, arts, crafts and drama. I developed the programme initially for my own son (aged six at the time), following the emotional impact of sudden parental separation. I have since taught the programme 1:1 and in small groups to support children to express themselves and grow in confidence.
The programme was developed in the home, and is easy-to-implement for home learning, community settings and schools. Social and emotional wellbeing is important for all children! Phase 1 of the programme “Able to share feelings” is delivered through 6 sessions, plus pre and post evaluation. The full programme is delivered over the academic year.
In the language of a child, wellbeing is about “feeling healthy and happy all over, in our body and our mind”.
A feasibility study of phase 1 (A-F) in two schools, conducted by a Durham University Professor of Education, Dr Beng Huat-See, highlighted positive outcomes for learners in: feeling more relaxed, knowing how to ask for help, feeling more useful, enjoying being with friends more and having more fun. All important social and emotional skills!
As a mother, a Wellbeing Mentor and a Public Health professional, I know the importance of connection and social interaction for health and wellbeing. I have now worked with hundreds of children in the UK and from overseas, supporting wellbeing and positive relationships. My dream is for The Wellbeing Alphabet™ to support children worldwide- it starts with a word!
Ms Nathalie. L. Carter, BA, MSc, CMgr, FCMI, Founder, Mother, Educator, Wellbeing Mentor xxx