Supporting schools to see, hear and hold children and young people's mental well-being

School Feedback

We have endeavoured to make our tools as easy as possible to incorporate into the existing school day . Nonetheless, we recognise that implementing a whole school approach to supporting pupil well-being could seem like a significant task, on top of ever increasing demands and expectations.  To that end, we have asked pupils and staff at some of the schools we have already worked in, to give us their feedback about the ease with which our tools were implemented, and the impact they had within their school.

We hope that this feedback will address some of your questions or concerns, but please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information.

info@mindmapcharity.co.uk

 

School Staff Feedback

"I notice my afternoon is calmer once I have addressed how the children are feeling after lunch time play".

(Classroom Teacher - Central Beds Lower School)

 

"The support we have had from Mind Map has been excellent as has the communication. Staff have been able to discuss specific cases and have had support with hands on strategies".

(Headteacher - Central Beds Lower School)

 

 

Pupil Feedback

 

Casey's Caterpillar Club:

"Caterpillar Club is really good it helps me not worry about my feelings like when I am angry I can just talk about it, not worry and control it."

(Year 3 Pupil - Central Beds Lower School)

 

"We can talk about our feelings."

(Year 1 Pupil - Bedford Borough Lower School)

 

"If we are really angry we can start our breathing."

(Year 2 Pupil - Bedford Borough Lower School)

 

"It helps you calm down if you are stressed or angry."

(Year 3 Pupil - Central Beds Lower School)

 

"It helps you learn about feelings."

(Year 1 Pupil - Bedford Borough Lower School)

 

The Feelings Flower:

"I think they are a good way of telling someone how you feel."

(Year 3 Pupil - Bedford Borough Lower School)

 

"If a teacher sees it they can sort it out. If you're feeling sad you can put it on your flower if you don't want to talk about it."

(Year 4 Pupil - Bedford Borough Lower School)

 

"Teachers notice how I am feeling and  come  and  ask me which is  good."

(Year 3 Pupil - Central Beds Lower School)

 

"It shows others how I am feeling  because  some children might come to me and  ask me  how I am when I change my caterpillar."

(Year 2 Pupil - Central Beds Lower School)

 

The Shield of Resilience:

"It helps me to be strong and forget nasty things people say. I know I can talk to a teacher."

(Year 5 Pupil -  Bedford Borough Lower School)

 

"It helps you ignore people who say unkind things."

(Year 3 Pupil - Central Beds Lower School)

 

"If someone says bad things you can think your shield is in your hand and let it bounce off."

(Year 4 Pupil - Central Beds Lower School)

 

"I like it becuase you can think about who can help you in your tool belt."

(Year 3 Pupil - Bedford Borough Lower School)

 

"I think if someone says mean things to you it teaches you that you can just get over it."

(Year 6 Pupil - Bedford Borough Lower School)

 

Talk Time:

"It gets my feelings off my chest."

(Year 4 Pupil - Central Beds Lower School)

 

"It helps us with our feelings."

(Year 1 Pupil - Central Beds Lower School)

 

"I can talk about when I'm happy."

(Year 3 Pupil - Bedford Borough Lower School)

 

"You get to talk about it when you're sad and  it helps you. When I feel lonely or sad  I go to talk time. It helps me to feel more comfortable."

(Year 4 Pupil - Bedford Borough Lower School)

 

 

Parent Feedback:

"When their Grandad died we told both our children before the start of school. They both decided that they wanted to go into class as normal. At this time Mind Map had recently been introduced into the school.  They told me that they would put their caterpillars onto sad. As a result of this simple action on their part, their teachers were able to talk to them about what had happened and support them during the school day. In addition for both boys they reported that their friends had checked on them and asked how they were during the course of the day, and in the week after. I was very impressed that this programme had enabled my two children at 7 and nearly 9 to both articulate how they were feeling and ensure they were supported by teachers and friends during a sad time for our family. Thank you Mind Map."

(Parent - Bedford Borough Lower School)

 

 

 

 

 

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