Buddy Bench Ireland

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Job Vacancy: Freelance Buddy Bench Regional Manager Buddy Bench is Ireland’s first award winning evidence based children’s mental health initiative for primary school and the early year’s sector. We use a physical Buddy Bench™ as a visual tool in conjunction with our Buddy Bench Aware programs to help promote much needed lifelong coping skills and …

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Little Buddies Early Years for Courage and Resilience 2019

Buddy Bench Ireland launches Little Buddies Early Years program for Courage and Resilience. Aimed at preschool children preparing to transition into primary school Transitions are a critical time for children’s growth and development. They provide an opportunity to not just survive change, but to thrive and grow from change. Facing such a challenge, with the right support …

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Our Schools

We are extending our reach daily both North and South of Ireland.  With the support of Buddy Bench Ireland, a child who is fearful, anxious and confused about how they feel can communicate it. Our Vision Our vision is a future where each child is supported to thrive throughout their school years in a community that priorities their mental health. …

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The Idea

Buddy Bench Aware are evidence based school positive children’s mental health programs that empowers children to foster friendships and eliminate loneliness in the playground. We as educators have the ability to grow mindsets of caring and compassion in our children.   We teach children to recognise and respond to their own feelings – different emotions feel different …

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The Challenge

The best children’s mental health strategy is one that prevents issues from arising in the first place. Early intervention is central to the Buddy Bench approach.   The best mental health strategy is one that prevents issues from arising in the first place. Early intervention is central to the Buddy Bench approach.   Buddy Bench Ireland …

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