Our first every business trip was a great success. We had the pleasure of meeting some amazing students, as well as some fantastic teachers who were all very helpful, kind and enjoyed what we were doing.
We are finding that each trial uncovers something different, whether that be a concern that a child has about themselves or their situation, an emotion they are feeling often but are finding hard to deal with or simply a secret teddy they use when they are feeling low. We could never imagine that Book of Beasties would be as effecting as it is, and would be as well accepted as it is.
The children we have met, as I keep repeating in our posts, are incredibly smart, aware and articulate when it comes to discussing mental health. They understand what they programme and game is trying to do and they are engaging with it happily and openly.
It just goes to show that it doesn't take much to make younger people feel comfortable enough to open up about how they are feeling, and discuss touchy subjects such as mental health with confidence, and without the fear of judgement.
Many of the teachers we have met have described Book of Beasties as an essential tool for mental health education - and we agree. Help us get the Book of Beasties mental health awareness programme and card game out to all the schools in the UK and further by signing up to our newsletter and supporting our Kickstarter when it launches in March.
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The initial school trials for the Book of Beasties mental health programme and card game have come and gone in a flash.
It was a wonderful day, full of amazing people - thanks to Haseltine Primary School in Sydenham for all their support so far. We can't wait to come back and visit again soon.
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