- Dr Tony Bates -
Tried and tested with schools
Great for 1-2-1 and group setting
Compliant with OFSTED PSHE framework
Low cost and budget friendly
No refresher training required
Mental Health First Aid trained
Perfect for all staff and pupils
No additional materials needed
Answer to CAMHS referral times
Children who used Book of Beasties said they
found it helpful in understanding their own and
their friend's emotions and mental wellbeing.
Children found it easier to openly discuss
how they feel after using Book of Beasties.
In more detail
Book of Beasties is an award winning, whole school approach, psychologist endorsed mental wellness resource that aspires to raise emotional literacy, teach empathy, resilience and normalise the open and positive conversation about mental health.
The resource, which is aimed at Key Stage 2 and early Key Stage 3 children, is delivered via a game and series of lessons.
We help schools comply with OSFTED's PSHE framework (as of 2019) and provide a simple yet effective answer to the increasing CAMHS referral times. An ideal tool to use at school or in a home environment.
Check out our Parent Portal here.
Book of Beastes
The Mental Wellness Card Game
An easy to learn card game for up to five or six players, in which they must help as many Beasties as possible. Each "Beastie" represents a manifestation of anxiety, depression and corresponding features.
To help them players must use certain Items or Actions that translate or directly refer to wellness exercises, activities and topics of discussion including posture and exercise, healthy eating, deep breathing, yoga, origami, creative tasks a more...
Players can also collect and swap "Comfort" cards throughout the game, which highlights the message of empathy and team work.
The Beastie Guide
Developed in collaboration with teachers, SENCOs and psychologists, the Beastie Guide offers a comprehensive walk through the whole resource from reasonings behind its creation, to set up and delivery of the game plus it offers access to the useful "School Portal" via the website.
The tools and resources section delves deeper into the Beasties, Items, Yoga, Comforts and corresponding activities, which are fun, effective and require minimal materials to perform.
Book of Beasties is initially delivered via a seven week preplanned lesson plan consisting of introduction, five lessons and an assessment session.
All lessons, discussion topics, assessments and assets can be found in the guide.
Further Assets can be found via the School Portal including an animation, downloadable imagery and other useful videos.
The Wellness Workshop
Our hour long CPD accredited workshops are delivered by a Mental Health First Aid Trained team member, who will visit you at your school to train any member of your team from teachers to SENCOs and all other support staff.
Attendees benefit from a full presentation, reviewing the game and guide in detail enabling those who will be delivering the resource with the pupils to get the most out of the wellness elements of Book of Beasties.
We will ensure the game will be used to the best of it's capabilities in encouraging the open conversation about mental health, and show why we think this is one of the most important mental wellness resources for children and young people available today.
A number of pupils can be nominated to act as wellness mentors for their peers and the school becomes part of our "Wellness Champions" list, receiving an honorary "Wellness Wevolution" banner.