Health and Wellbeing workshop descriptions.
 
  • Sexual Health workshops
(Age: 12 – 16yrs)
This workshop is accessible, comprehensive and based on enhancing positive sexual health for all. We allow young people to discuss in a format that allows them to be comfortable in the group and with the topics and separating facts from myths.
 
  • Drug workshops
(Age: 12 – 16 / Time: 1hr) Better done with small groups of around 5 -10 young people.
This workshop looks at raising young people’s awareness of the risk of drug taking and the laws and legislations associated around them. The aim is to encourage the pupils to make better life choices and decisions.  
 
 
  • Alcohol workshops
(Age: 12 – 16 / Time: 1hr) Better done with small groups of around 5 -10 young people.
This workshop looks at raising young people’s awareness around alcohol and the laws and legislations associated around them and actually test their knowledge on what they do know. The aim is to encourage the pupils to make better life choices and decisions.  
 
  • Smoking workshops 
 (Age: 12 – 16 / Time: 1hr) Better done with small groups of around 5 -10 young people.
This workshop looks at raising young people’s awareness of the risk of smoking and actually visually seeing the effects it has on the body and understanding the different poisons inside a cigarette. The aim is to encourage the pupils to make better life choices and decisions.  
 
  • Healthy Relationships / friendships 
(Age: 8 – 11/ Time: 1hr) Better done with small groups of around 5 -10 young people.
This workshop looks at what a healthy relationship is made up of, how to recognise signs of an unhealthy relationship and what they can do to build a healthy relationship.
 
  • Skills & Ready for work
(Age: 14 – 16 / Time: 1hr a week for a term)
More suitable for a smaller group of around 5 -10 young people and possible for the full class.
This workshop helps young people to start to understanding what a CV looks like, interview skills and techniques, CV writing and much more. It is about raising the young people’s skills and awareness of what is needed to start preparing for work.
 
  • Transitions 
Through these sessions young people look at hopes and fears around leaving school and how they can manage their expectations and mental health during this time. By the end of these sessions young people will have achieved an AQA unit award - Managing Change - Level 1.
Session 1: 1 hour interactive session in classroom – discussion and reflection based.
Session 2: 2.5 hours spent at Mahdlo with a bespoke package of activities built around the young people. (This session incurs a charge for the AQA accreditation.)
  • Choices and consequences
(Age: 8 – 11 and adapted for 12 – 16yrs)
This workshop looks encourage the young people to discuss openly things that go on in their areas and look at the good and bad choices they make linking to their social behaviour both in and outside of school. This is more developed from the school perspective hence why they might give us a chosen topic or theme they want us to explore.
  • Body image / Obesity / Eating disorders
(Age: 8 – 11 and adapted for 12 – 16yrs)
This workshop allows the young people to openly discuss how they feel about their body and focus on some of the positive aspects and why they feel that way. It also allows young people to understand that there all unique and move towards positive thinking. This works towards building up a young person’s self-esteem and confidence. We will also be exploring eating habits and looking at what’s healthy and what’s not and what things we can do towards having a healthier life style.
  • Self-harm
(Age: 8 – 11 and adapted for 12 – 16yrs )
This will be more suitable for a small targeted group.
Self-harm is very personal and we will be exploring the understanding of the meaning, emotions and triggers behind the self-harm. Looking at reasons behind why some people do it and looking at safer ways of expressing her feelings and exploring alternative coping strategies.
  • Bullying (Cyber-bullying)
(Age: 8 – 11 and adapted for 12 – 16yrs)
Better done with small groups of around 5 -10 young people with the option to do it as a full class.
This workshop will start to explore what a typical bully looks likes and a victim. From there they will look into the different reasons why people bully and what impact this then has on the victims. This will be done in a fun and engaging way and from this the groups of young people can start to identify other forms of bullying and what affect this then has.
  • CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation)
(Age: 12 – 16yrs / Time: 1hr X 3 sessions)
Better done with small groups of around 5 -10 young people.
These workshops will look at enhancing young people's understanding of different models of grooming, and the risks factors attached. It will also review the vulnerabilities that those individuals have been exposed to and encourage the young people to start interesting discussions regarding different aspects of the topic.
  • Hate Crime
(Age: 8 - 11 and adapted for 11 - 16yrs / Time: 1 hr)
Can be done with a full class or small groups.
Using the S.O.P.H.I.E game, adapted to suit the primary age group, young people engage in a workshop to discuss difference. The discussions are focused around pictures and the assumptions people make. Other schools we have worked with have said that they found this session “eye opening” because young people spoke about assumptions that they make. Teachers of that classes that participated said they learnt a lot about their students.
  • Resilience
(Age: 8 – 11 Time: 1hr X 3 sessions)
Better done with small groups of around 5 -10 young people.
During these sessions, the young people will receive an effective resilience programme tailored to them in line with the needs of the school or organisation. The staff will coach them through a process where they will learn to learn self-help strategies, develop tools for positive mental health and gain internal resources that contribute to them being resilient and improving their mental wellbeing.
  • Conflict resolution 
(Age: 8 – 11)
These workshops have been designed to help you understand the nature of conflict and its effects on people in a range of contexts, both at an individual and at a group level. We will also look at the processes involved in behaviour that occurs between different groups, called inter-group behaviour, and its potential impact on group members.