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Earl Soham mum organises 'mindfulness' session at Framlingham College to help Suffolk pupils

PUBLISHED: 10:01 12 July 2016

Framlingham College

Framlingham College

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A Suffolk parent has recruited mental health professionals to lead an event on "mindfulness and well-being" for school-age children.

Lucy Flack, whose children attend Earl Soham Primary School, said there were “growing concerns” in Suffolk about the pressures being faced by pupils through exams, peers and social media.

The event, to be held at Framlingham College on October 6, will initially raise the subjects of mindfulness and wellbeing for parents and other carers in the county, but is hoped to develop into a network for sharing ideas on different areas of concern.

Leading the session will be Hazel Harrison, clinical psychologist at ThinkAvellana, and Claire Kelly, director of the Mindfulness in Schools Project.

Ms Flack said: “This event came about as a direct response from me, as a non-Framlingham College parent, attending the teachers’ mindfulness and well-being conference’ at the college in April this year.

“I am not a teacher but a parent who is concerned about the pressures my young children already face.

“Having experienced a glimpse of what is to come with year two SATS this year I want to be able to support them and build their resilience for the ups and downs they will obviously face growing up.”

To book tickets for the event, which costs £5 and runs 7.30-9.30pm, email here.

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