Your mental health and wellbeing
Feeling a certain amount of concern or worry is natural when we encounter difficult or unsettling times. Now, more than ever is a really important time to look after yourself and others. We’ve pulled together the below mindfulness practice and wellbeing resources suitable for teachers, parents and young people.
At Pearson, we are passionate about creating a culture of positive wellbeing and mental health and are committed to working together with teachers and senior leaders to help build healthy, calm and happy schools.
Our mindfulness support
Practising mindfulness at times like these can help to rewire the brain to work in calmer and more positive ways. To get you started, we’ve pulled together the below resources, which will introduce mindfulness techniques that you can practice at school or at home and are suitable for teachers, parents and young people.
- First steps to mindfulness – Our First steps to Mindfulness document explains what mindfulness is and how you can start to begin to practice it in your everyday life.
- Mindfulness for Unsettling Times guide (PDF) – Here you will find a helpful introductory practice for teachers and parents that can be used with children and learners.
- Mindfulness webinar – A free one-hour introduction to mindfulness that explains the neuroscience and psychology underpinning it and allows you to participate in a basic practice/meditation so you can experience directly how mindfulness works.
- Guided introductory practice (Breath and Body) audio file will give you an excellent introduction to mindfulness through a practice called Breath and Body.
Support for children and young people
Apps for stress and wellbeing
The are many rescources and apps that aim to reduce stress and help with wellbeing and anxiety. Here are a few we recommend:
Pearson has a wide range of resources, from advice on coping with anxiety to fun activities to support wellbeing, therefore please do click on the button below to learn more and visit the Wellbeing Zone.