Mental health and wellbeing through play


Presented by ‘Playing with Gratitude’ researcher Rod Soper, this online information session shares insights into the powerful influence that play with gratitude has for the creation of mental wellness for families. Rod provides a range of practical ideas for play in busy family life during lockdown and beyond. A recording of the presentation can be accessed below.

Rod has presented previously for the Starting School Forum which focussed on assisting families with their child's transition to Kindergarten. He has more than 20 years of experience in education leadership and design and has led numerous research projects including the Play with Gratitude Project and is the author of The Great Gratitude Surprise.

A resource sheet containing links to further information on the role of play for healthy development and wellbeing, ideas for play and mental health and wellbeing supports can be found here.