The Life of Riley Education Programmes

“The anxious student works and thinks less efficiently, which significantly affects the student’s learning capability”.

Jessica Minahan, M.Ed, BCBA, Behavior Analyst and Special Educator, Newton, Massachusetts

The concern with anxiety in young people is not new. Back in 2008 The Children’s Society claimed that “10% of children and young people (aged 5-16) have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age”.

Roll forward to the present day, and Psychology Today claims that anxiety is the number one reason college students seek counselling.

It’s not going to get any better. In fact, younger children are becoming more regularly affected by stress and anxiety due to the pressure of achieving good Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) results at the tender age of 11.

Signs of stress and anxiety in young people

Stress and anxiety, although considered mental experiences, have many physical effects on the body. Some, not all, of the physical symptoms that can arise from a build-up of stress and anxiety are:

The purpose of The Life of Riley group education programmes

The Life of Riley group education programmes are aimed at improving wellbeing and performance through a clear understanding of how to use our brains to their fullest potential. Participants learn how to maintain their own happy chemicals and identify the warning signs of when mental wellbeing needs some attention.

I visit schools and conduct group sessions which allow participants to grow in happiness and positive mental strength, while improving overall motivation and performance. These groups do not focus on problems but instead focus on the strengths and resources we already have within us to relieve anxiety, stress and many other symptoms commonly experienced by students in this overwhelming, high-pressure, target-driven world.

What to expect in a group education session

Group sessions focus on stimulating the intellectual and positive part of the brain

The Life of Riley sessions for young people within education

Talks, workshops and programmes tailored to the age and concerns of those who attend:

The Life of Riley sessions for professionals in education

Happy teachers inspire happy students.

The Life or Riley provide staff wellbeing programmes for teachers and pastoral teams. Staff are under increasing pressure due to targets and the aspirations of students and parents, so there is as much of a need for focus on their wellbeing as on that of their students.

Education Reviews

It has really helped

Have had a few sessions and it has really helped. This is ideal for all, from teenagers stressing over exams to parents dealing with those teenagers, work related stress and everything in between. I have had the sessions over Skype and that hasn’t been an issue at all, so you actually don’t need to leave your front room if you don’t want to! Thoroughly recommend. Many thanks Georgia. - Melanie

Would definitely recommend it

Really helpful when dealing with anxiety from GCSEs! Would definitely recommend it! – Maddy

Fantastic service.

it really helped my son through his GCSEs to relieve the stress of exams. – Marie

We couldn't recommend Georgia more highly

Oh a wonderful meeting tonight as staff of a primary school we couldn't recommend Georgia more highly articulate and very sensitive in her approach. The staff were so complementary of her introduction this afternoon just enough information and completing the course with a relaxation session. Truly inspiring. – Lisa

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