Helping Elf works with children and families to promote emotional health and well-being, developing resilience, regulation and relaxation skills.
Founder and Head Elf is Pamela Jayne Day.
Pam is a mental health practitioner (Registered Mental Health Nurse) with over thirty years experience of mental health nursing and counselling in both the UK and Australia, with thirteen years experience of working with children,young people and families.
Pam’s passion is mental health promotion,prevention and early intervention and working creatively to engage children and families, spreading the word about mental elf!
Pam uses a variety of therapeutic evidence based approaches, incorporating mindfulness, relaxation, meditation,rhythm,art, play, CBT and counselling to support children’s emotional health and well- being,creating a unique and meaningful experience for each child, based around their particular interests.
Pam is the author of What is Friendship? Games and Activities to Help Children to Understand Friendship.
This programme contains detailed instructions and photocopiable handouts for teaching children about friendship. It combines group activities, individual work, homework exercises and games, and will be especially useful for groups containing children with developmental and social difficulties, such as ASD, ADHD. Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009. ISBN: 978 184905 0487
Pam originates from Nottingham (the home of Robin Hood) England although has spent most of her adult life in Yorkshire but is now a fully fledged Adopted Aussie!.
She migrated to Australia in August 2010 as Howard (husband) family orginate from Homebush,Sydney and the chance to start a new life in this beautiful country was too good an opportunity to miss.
Pam lives with Howard(founder of Home Computing) and their two amazing children, Becki (23) and Luke (20) who would you believe share a birthday?and fur babies – Max, a black labrador(6) and Sam, a chocolate labrador (5 months)
Find out more about Pam as she shares her personal stories and journeys in her blog