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    10,000 new Wizards to turn worries into wellbeing

    Worry Wizard NewsEvery primary aged child in Tameside and Glossop will have the chance to become a real Worry Wizard. 
    NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group and Tameside Council are excited to be partnering with The Worry Wizard® to deliver a programme of emotional wellbeing in our primary schools.  
    This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and there has never been a more important time to support children’s emotional wellbeing.
    Children will be led by their school team through an exciting adventure that helps them move from worries to wellbeing.  Every child will be supported to make their wellbeing shine!
    The Worry Wizard Introducing Wellbeing Programme for Primary School Aged Children is packed with everything schools need to offer their pupils; a gentle, fun and imaginative exploration of wellbeing.
    It offers lesson plans, assemblies and fun activities for schools to follow and materials to send home to share with parents.
    The Worry Wizard supports children and adults to develop a shared language to explore worries and wellbeing in school, at home and in the community.​

    Dr Christine Ahmed, CCG Governing Body lead for Starting Well, said: “We are excited to be able to support our primary schools with this emotional wellbeing approach, to offer a level of resilience in these uncertain and worrying times.  We all have worries and we want to help children move from worries to wellbeing and help them thrive.”

    Councillor Eleanor Wills, Tameside Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Population Health, said: “As a parent of three young children I understand how important it is to look after their mental welfare.  Having read some of the positive reviews on Worry Wizard’s website I have no doubt that their new programme works by turning children’s worries into making their wellbeing shine.”
    The new programme is subsidised for primary schools and compliments the wider mental health in education offer which is supporting wellbeing for staff in education, increasing the offer of mental health practitioners in schools and building a network for sharing best practice.
    Working together will help local children, young people and families to be supported at the right time in a place that’s right for them, and thrive.
    To find out more visit: https://www.theworrywizard.com/about