Archive for April 2018

What a Day gigging at Saltley Academy and Chilcote Primary

A huge thanks to our incredible Ambassador Leo Golden Child and fabulous Chantelle Lee for all of your hard work entertaining the kids today. What a day it has been, not only did the kids leave happy but we raised  a whopping £1066.82 across Saltey Academy and Chilcote Primary in Birmingham.

A special thanks to all the teachers at the school especially Pete and Carol for organising everything at school – your support is incredible.

Thank you all so very much!!


Let the school tours begin

We can’t wait to be touring some of the schools we work in and see the fantastic acts we have lined up. Let the good times begin – thanks to Saltley Academy and Chilcote Primary for having us.  See you all there!

Tomorrow will be with:

The incredible Leo Golden Child who is kindly hosting and performing.

The talented Chantelle Lee will be joining him

And not forgetting the fabulous Lewis Southward Rapper / DJ from Leeds

Keep Yourself Safe Online

There are a number of steps you can take to STAY SAFE online:

  • Don’t share personal information or images with people you don’t know.
  • Don’t accept a friend request from someone you don’t know – not everyone online is who they say they are.
  • Set privacy settings on all devices so that only people you know can view your account.
  • Don’t post anything online that you are not happy to be shared, particularly nude or nearly nude images or videos. It may seem like a bit of fun with friends at the time but there is always a chance those images could be shared or get into the wrong hands and could lead to harmful situations such as stalking, abuse or blackmail.
  • If someone has made you feel uncomfortable or you have had disturbing interaction online, tell police or a trusted adult. You can ring the police on 101 or for help or contact us we are always here to listen and support you.
  • If you receive any inappropriate images or links, it is important that you do not forward it to anyone else. Contact police or tell a trusted adult immediately. By doing this you could help prevent further such incidents.

Now Offering Behaviour Clinics

Behaviour Clinics

Why do children exhibit challenging behaviour?

We all communicate through our behaviour whether we realise it or not.  For example, an infant may cry when it is hungry or wet, just like an adult may yawn when he is bored at work.  A child’s problematic behaviour is usually a sign that they are upset or that something is not right and they are having trouble communicating that either because they don’t know what they feel or they don’t have the right way to tell us. For example a child might be screaming because they don’t want to do something or they might feel unsafe or out of control, so they take inappropriate action over the things they can control (e.g. like kicking someone or being obsessive about a mobile phone).

Who can we help?

Children, Parents, Carers, Teachers, Health/Social Care Professionals, Community Service, Multi-disciplinary teams

How can we help?

Behaviour clinics are set up to provide time and space for you to discuss the problem and find solutions to help prevent and manage behaviours.  This is done by providing advice, guidance, support, information leaflets and by teaching coping skills, strategies and techniques.

Facilitated by:

Sharon Branagh

Behaviour Specialist & Therapist


Managing the Urge to Self Harm

If you are currently self-harming and don’t know what to do when you get the urge to self-harm give these alternatives a try:

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1. Exercise. 

2.  Put on plasters where you want to hurt yourself. 

3.  Draw on yourself with washable red marker-then take a shower and wash away your pain.

4. Scribble on sheets of paper.

5.  Write poetry.

6.  Cuddle with a stuffed toy.

7.  Be with other people.

8.  Watch a favorite TV show.

9.  Use a stress ball. 

10. Try using an Acupuncture ring or bracelet.

11.  Make your own list of things to do instead of S.I.

12.  Buy a punching  bag (with gloves) Name it.  Then, have a visit with Bob when you need to.

13.  Snap a rubber band  (hair band) on your wrist.

14. Tell yourself “I don’t deserve to feel any pain”.

15.  Let yourself cry.

16. Listen to music (non-triggering).

17.  Meditate.  Track your breathing.

18.  Call up a friend and catch up.

19. Go somewhere very public.

20. Talk to someone close to you that you trust.

Remember we are always here to help you – just click on the need help button on the screen. You are not alone.

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