Some 20 families took part in a special workshop at the Pavilion Youth and Community Café at St Peter’s Recreation Ground, last week.
The My Feelings Matter session, led by Pia Joulianou, was aimed at helping groups create a family feelings game to take away and continue playing at home on a regular basis. The aim was to build a strong foundation to talk openly about any issues surrounding happiness and also to celebrate what families love about themselves and each other.
Session leader Pia Joulianou said: “Each family created their own personlised feelings game to take away and play, the feedback was fantastic and one autistic boy asked if he could play it every day with his family
“Before they began creating, I talked about the game and how it helps build resilience and good communication with their family, helping them to talk about things that matter to them. We had a flip chart and families took part in sharing a feeling with three children helping me get them written on the board.
“They each took away a personalised bag and small planted seed and trust flower to write in each petal who they can trust to talk to. “
A further session will be held at the Pavilion next month during the half term.