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!

We are currently delivering an 8-week model online in English and Spanish, exploring wellbeing in the context of England and Latin America for children who have lived experience of the asylum and refugee process. This is delivered by me in collaboration with a Psychologist from Mexico and a Peer Trainer from El Salvador. We also have linguistic input from a multi-lingual languages Teacher.

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

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