Working together for a brighter future!

In Education

In the Community

In the Community

Little Stars Pre-School & Nursery


"Children’s Mental Health Week, such an important topic for us and following on from our training with Jodie and Sunny Kids Shine programme we used the feeling cards this week in a variety of ways. We read the emotion with the child, talked about when we have felt this emotion, talked about how it’s OK to have a feeling and how we might be able to deal with an emotion, if we didn’t like it! The children played snap game and really enjoyed looking at the cards. Such a simple yet powerful resource to introduce young children to emotions and teach them to talk about things. ‘Worried’ was a hard emotion for children to understand but talking about it with a grown up by giving simple examples helped the children understand this and normalise this emotion. Thanks Sunny Kids Shine for all your useful tips and advice too, it’s lovely to be part of such a supportive group. Mandy Young Owner of Little Stars Pre-School & Nursery - February 2020

https://www.facebook.com/amandalee.young/posts/10163307740040495

In the Community

In the Community

In the Community

Michelle from Bedford Open Door


"Sunny Kids Shine did a wonderful interactive mindfulness session with the children at our Festival in the Bell Tent - the children loved it - Jodie really does have a special connection with young people and I would highly recommend her - she made our mental health awareness event very special by bringing in the sunny side"

https://www.facebook.com/michele.flynn.14/posts/10157348132016649


DS Achieve


"Our second Empowerment Group session of the year took place this morning in collaboration with the wonderful Jodie Smart of Sunny Kids Shine. We were treated to expertise from Jodie which enabled us to understand mindfulness and consider techniques that we could use in our own daily routines to give ourselves high quality self care. We also enjoyed the practical activities that showed us how to focus on our senses."

https://www.facebook.com/dsachieve/posts/639738193270658

In your own Home

In the Community

In your own Home

Supporting Anxiety


When this family first came to me, their daughter was experiencing difficulties with friendships, excessive worrying and negative thought patterns. Her parent's were exhausted as she was unable to be by herself, or go to sleep by herself and woke frequently throughout the night, with nightmares and fears. During our sessions I supported her to:

• Manage her thoughts and feelings surrounding her worries in healthy ways.
• Grow in confidence and self-esteem so that she felt more open and able to cope when faced with new challenges and situations
• Reduce associated feelings of anxiety so that she felt more relaxed and able to sleep.


After our sessions, she was able to go to bed and fall asleep by herself and slept through the night. She felt happy to be alone in a room and go to the toilet without needing company and was more able to manage conflict with friends improving her relationships..


"Jodie has been a phenomenal help to our family. She’s given us  incredible, yet simple and fun tools to help my daughter deal with her anxious thoughts. My daughter has made progress in leaps and bounds over the last 6 weeks and we are very, very grateful! " Liz

Kim

Craig

In your own Home

"There has been such a turn around in D's behaviour over the past 6 weeks, both at home and in school. He is more open with this feelings and gets angry far less. Even when he is angry he calms down quicker. Home is a happier place, thank you!" 

Craig

Craig

Craig

"We are starting to see M being able to control his feelings. It has given us a as a family, the methods we need to support him. We enjoyed all of the sessions and I as a a parent have learnt to start managing my own feelings around M and that spending more one on one time together helps a lot!"

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Sunny Kids Shine

Hours

Mon

09:00 – 17:00

Tue

09:00 – 17:00

Wed

09:00 – 17:00

Thu

09:00 – 17:00

Fri

09:00 – 17:00

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed