Piñata “Make it & Break it” Workshops (1/2 day): A half-day, craft activity for small groups of children and adults who are experiencing poor mental health, especially stress, low self-esteem, social anxiety or depression, and especially following the difficulties of the pandemic in 2020-21. The activity is great for developing confidence and resilience, but works just as well for a fun activity as a well-being reward. Over the course of the session, participants will be helped to make and decorate a piñata of their own design, or one of our traditional designs. (We currently have a “Coronavirus” piñata, which serves as great focus for venting the frustrations and poor mental health of the past year!) Pupils will feel a sense of fulfilment creating a unique piece, which they can then break with the rest of the group, or take home to share with family and friends. Participants can work individually or collectively with the group in a shared experience. We encourage participants to paste written notes of their fears, worries and concerns onto the piñata shell, which they can then smash, as a sign of breaking the hold that those negative emotions may have over them. Along with the sweets that traditionally fill the piñata, participants will insert notes of their hopes and aspirations, which will shower over them when they break the piñata. For older children and adults, the action of smashing the piñata is great fun and can provide a real sense of catharsis, perhaps using the playground to hang up the piñatas and for the group to collectively smash them. However, for younger children, we can help them to make a ribbon-pull, trapdoor piñatas.