Target population: Key stage 2,3 pupils whom have been identified as anxious or low in mood
Number of pupils: 3-8 pupils per group
Duration: 2 hours per week for 10 weeks plus 2 further sessions one for assessment and one for evaluation
Evaluation tools used to measure impact: Pre flyer for Parents/Carers, My Star, What R U Like,
Adolescent Wellbeing Scale
School to provide: Referral and consent form, Suitable room
Cool Connections is a fun, engaging course that provides a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach to positively modifying the everyday thoughts and behaviours of children and young people aged 9 to 14. Combining a summary of CBT principles with a mixture of games, handouts, home activities and therapeutic exercises, Cool Connections is designed to encourage resilience and self-esteem and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. The sessions cover topics such as goal setting, recognising thoughts and learning new ways to be in control. This structured group work model is an effective tool to improve the general wellbeing of children and young people.