Well-being (noun): the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy
Our students are children and young people on the cusp of adulthood but they aren’t just experiencing the usual issues of being teenagers. They’re also dealing with bullying, bereavement, illness and many other worries. They can find it hard to cope with day-to-day life, much less think about their comfort, health and happiness.
That’s why well-being is at the very heart of Red Balloon.
It’s the core of our ethos, a guiding influence on our community and always uppermost in our minds.
With our well-being programme, students can build their self-esteem and resilience. They can also establish positive and respectful relationships with others, so they can live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives.
Some of the students’ well-being sessions with us might include:
- Individual counselling or therapy
- Individual and small-group mentoring
- Community time (such as ‘circle time’, face-to-face group activities and online group sessions)
- Physical exercise, from mindfulness walks and swimming to skateboarding and boxing
- Activities from go-karting to den-building
Individual counselling sessions, with a qualified therapist, might be art, music, equine or traditional ‘talking’ therapy. Students at RBAir are offered online therapy, which is a natural medium for this tech-savvy generation. Though they might feel anxious about face-to-face conventional counselling, trust builds as they interact in real time with their online therapist.
Whether it’s planting vegetables, baking cup-cakes or learning to travel on public transport, every student is involved in creating a well-being programme tailored to their own needs. That’s how Red Balloon helps our young people to flourish.
Just £40 provides one well-being session for one of our students. Will you help them on their journey to be happy and healthy young people?