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Drift Away

This creative well-being project worked with a group of 5 yr olds and their parents/carers to improve emotional health and well-being by building self-efficacy, better understanding and expression of emotions and to improve behaviours, including poor sleep patterns.

This project is our first working with early years and parents/carers. Using well-loved bedtime story books as a focus for creative activities, over 12 weeks we: created content working in a range of inspiring locations; learned healthy sleep habits; and developed positive family relationships.

We taught parents/carers behaviour management techniques through observing our staff modelling such as how to: expand ability for young people to interact with the world around them through using creativity, provide a new set of skills for self-expression and communication and give opportunity for marginalised voices to be heard, loud and clear, in the role of expert.

Families co-produced a podcast by the end of programme to feature bedtime stories, personal testimonies, relaxing ASMR recordings and top tips to support parents.

This work was commissioned by 0-19 Torbay and NHS Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust.

Key Aims:

  • Develop communication skills e.g. expressing emotions
  • Develop problem-solving skills 
  • Develop social + emotional skills
  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Build self-efficacy
  • Improve behaviours + poor sleep patterns