Best Practice Award Winners – June 2017

We’re delighted to announce our Story Massage Centre of Excellence and Best Practice Award Winners for June 2017. How wonderful to have such a selection of winners using the Story Massage m in so many different ways in the home, school and wider community. Many congratulations!

Centre of Excellence Award

The Early Focus Project and St James Primary School in Dublin.

The school has 9 members of staff trained in the Story Massage Programme and has just been recognised as the top Primary School in Ireland for promoting and supporting Mental Health.

Best Practice Awards

Vikki German

Play and Activities Coordinator at Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice in London.

Tracy Greenwood

Specialist Teaching Assistant, responsible for sensory needs, at Wood Bank Special in Halifax.

Natasha Hamlet

Owner of Mini Me Jamboree in Leeds – running sensory story sessions for parents and children.

Karen Horner

Specialist Autistic Practitioner at a nurture unit in a school in Northumberland. Karen is also a Relax Kids Coach.

Sue Ip

Massage Therapist at Linden Lodge School in London. The school is for visually impaired pupils and those with PMLD. Read more here: Story Massage for Visually Impaired Pupils.

Melanie Kelly

Complementary Therapist from Ireland specialising in working with babies and children. Melanie also uses Story Massage with children with autism in schools.

Louise Molineux

Senior Day Service Officer working with adults with complex needs at a day service run by Staffordshire County Council.

Nikki Millward

Day Service Assistant, working alongside Louise at a day service for adults with complex needs in South Staffordshire.

Jennifer Monteith

Nurture teacher at Thorntree Primary School in Glasgow. Jennifer uses Story Massage with nurture groups and runs a Story Massage Club.

Barbara Moore

Massage Therapist working with children with sensory impairments and complex health needs in Cambridgeshire. Barbara also works with families and carers.

Kath Routledge

Relax Kids Coach who also uses Story Massage on a regular basis with Rainbow and Brownies, and her own children at home.





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