Sparklers is a free wellbeing toolkit full of fun classroom activities for tamariki. Sparklers teaches tamariki how to manage big emotions, draw upon their strengths, connect with others and get ready for learning. Sparklers is run by the All Right? programme, which is led by Canterbury Public Health and the Mental Health Foundation.
Originally developed by the Mental Health Foundation, Pause Breathe Smile is an evidence-based school programme designed to equip Kiwi kids with the skills they need to manage the challenges of everyday life. It aims to boost conflict resolution skills, reduce stress and anxiety, enhance self-awareness, and increase overall wellbeing.
For more information on the Pause Breathe Smile programme and how to get it into a school near you, contact the Mindfulness Education Group.
Resources for schools
Many of our free resources are suitable for school counsellors and others to give to students (with support and guidance). Others help adults, including teachers and counsellors, to connect with young people to have kōrero that counts.