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Please Note: Due to ongoing safety concerns around COVID-19, we have taken the decision to suspend all face-to-face training for the time being. To continue to support you and your pupils, we are in the process of creating a range of free or low cost webinars to develop teaching and learning through film across the curriculum. Please check back soon for more information on our upcoming sessions and details on how to sign up.
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More children every day are struggling to cope with mental health issues, so in response to the rising rates of depression and anxiety in young people, we've developed Mindfulness on Film training, in conjunction with the Mental Health Foundation.
During the session, you will be guided through multiple mindfulness exercises, via a collection of clips from feature and youth-made films, culminating in a light-touch filmmaking task.
You will gain confidence in understanding how to use film to support young people approaching challenging circumstances, such as exams and transition. Practical film-related activities using feature films include consequences wheels and sound on/vision off.
The session is a part of Into Film's Wellbeing Training, which also includes Staying Safe Online and Anti-Bullying. Film is a powerful tool for developing empathy, exploring impact and discussing difficult issues faced by the character all at a level removed from issues that a pupil may be facing themselves.
The knowledge and expertise shared is excellent. Resources are thoroughly well planned and pitched perfectly for young people.David Richardson, Assistant Headteacher, Kingdown School, Wiltshire
Below are a selection of resources and articles that complement our Wellbeing: Mindfulness on Film training.
Support students in exploring the benefits of mindfulness, through film analysis and filmmaking activities.
Explore how film can be a wonderful tool for developing emotional understanding and mental wellbeing.