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Helping tamariki live brighter

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Designed for teachers and educators, this guide contains our top tips on using Sparklers along with useful extras and links. Check it out before getting started.

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Books & vids for kids

If you’re after resources that teach kids how to manage worries, be kind and feel good, these are our top picks.

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Resources for parents

Support the work you're doing in-class by referring families to All Right Parenting. They'll gain access to articles, our Sparklers parenting guideshandy parenting course info and more.

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About Sparklers

Sparklers has been developed in response to requests from the education sector for tools to help them promote the wellbeing of young Cantabrians.

Since the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes many teachers, researchers and other professionals working in schools have sought guidance from Canterbury DHB’s School Based Mental Health and Health Promoting Schools teams on ways to enhance student wellbeing.

This led to the two teams joining forces with All Right to create a resource that would support tamariki to learn the skills they need to build positive mental health and cope with life’s challenges.

Sparklers has been made possible thanks to funding from the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Trust and support from the Canterbury District Health Board, Pegasus Health, Community and Public Health and the Mental Health Foundation.

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