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Junior School Workshops

75% of 5 – 19 year olds with a mental health condition haven’t had any contact with mental health services in the last year.

Only 1 in 3 children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition get access to NHS care and treatment.

7 in 10 young people with a mental health problem haven’t had sufficient help at an early age.

So how can we help?

Our On Track program is designed to engage and support your pupils.

Lily-Jo is passionate about ensuring that each school she visits is left with the resources to continue to support the mental health of their students. Statistics show us that it can take up to three months after an initial diagnosis for a child with a mental health problem to have access to support. For some children, more immediate support is needed. We have developed On Track Juniors to help provide that more immediate support trough our On Track Juniors mental health course and our Creative wellbeing workshops.

On Track Course

On Track Juniors is ten week program of a weekly 1 hour workshop for vulnerable students and is specifically tailored to provide resilience and wellbeing training to keep children “On Track.” The workshops are lead by the Lily Jo Project team and take place inside school time. These workshops use videos, games and activities to help students explore their emotions and develop good coping mechanisms to deal with key issues like anger, anxiety and sadness:

  1. What is this feeling called? – Emotion recognition. This session introduces students to the idea of mental health and how to
    identify emotions.
  2. We’re not afraid of feelings! – Naming your emotion. How to relate your emotion to your behaviour.
  3. Feelings aren’t facts! – How to manage anger part 1. Recognising where angry thoughts come from.
  4. How do I stop reacting? – How to manage anger part 2. Practical tools for managing anger impulses.
  5. Why is my body afraid? How to manage anxiety part 1. Where does anxiety come from?
  6. How do I make my mind quiet? part 2. Practical tools for meditation and managing anxious thoughts.
  7. What can I do with sad thoughts? – How to manage sadness part 1. What is depression and what makes it happen.
  8. How do I help my sadness? – How to manage sadness part 2. Relaxation, Exercise, Distraction.
  9. How can I stay happy? – Building mental reisilience. Practical ideas for holding onto joy.
  10. What have I learnt about my feelings this term? An end of term review.
Creative Wellbeing Workshops

At the Lily Jo project we believe protecting our mental health is a physical choice as well as a mental one. Our Creative Wellbeing workshops are designed to encourage your students to think about their mental health in creative ways, and use their creativity to improve their wellbeing. We offer Creative Wellbeing Workshops in the following creative practises: 

  • Street Dance
  • Ballet 
  • Tap 
  • Songwriting 
  • Creative Writing 

The 1 hour workshops are lead by our Lily Jo Project Creative Practitioners, and are available as weekly after school clubs or extra-curricular activities, as a week of half term workshops, as a week of workshops with different year groups or as a day of workshops for a year group.

The Lily Jo Project is a registered not-for-profit community interest company (C.I.C). This  means that any surplus finance, has to be reinvested back into the creation and development of further resources.

Watch Lily-Jo’s latest single ‘Unstoppable’
Does this sound like something your school could benefit from?

Please drop us a line, email us: admin@thelilyjoproject.com and we would be more than happy to book a call back so that we can fine tune any details and tailor make details to accommodate your school needs. Don’t forget to watch our promotional video above so that you get to e-meet our founder Lily-Jo.

Get Involved

The Lily-Jo Project only happens through the generous donations and support of people like you!

We would be so grateful for any donations that you’d like to give. It will go directly to ensuring that this resource can stay online and updated!

Thanks so much!