Healthy Minds has been extensively and independently evaluated. The central learning thread is a set of psychological skills that build mental resilience, emotional wellbeing. Building skills that mean young people are equipped with essential tools for living, takes time.
There has never been a more important time to support young people to build mental resilience and emotional wellbeing so they thrive in education and beyond. Make a change to reduce these statistics:
There has never been a more important time to support young people to build mental resilience and emotional wellbeing so they thrive in education and beyond. Without these fundamental core skills, the following statistics are liekly tolikely rise:
Healthy Minds is designed based on adolescent and neurological development and takes a spiral approach so that the learning builds and strengthens over time.
Students tell us Healthy Minds lessons help them to:
Identify damaging unhelpful and negative thoughts
Set rules in relationships and understand what’s not ok
Stick up for themselves, take responsibility for their feelings and actions
Recognise the signs and be able to support friends who are ‘going under’
Have a set of techniques that help in the moment
Lesson 1 Resilience & Harnessing Positive Emotions
Lesson 2 Connecting the Brain, Emotions & Thoughts
Lesson 3 Introducing Gremlin Beliefs
Lesson 4 Optimism & Evidence
Lesson 5 WoBbLe
Lesson 6 Resilience Planning
Lesson 1: Introduction to Intentional Stillness
Lesson 2 Using Intentional Stillness to Deal with Anxiety
Lesson 3 Using Intentional Stillness to aid sleep
Lesson 4 Connection to Others
Lesson 1 Introduction to media literacy and social media
Define media literacy
Explain media literacy concepts
Identify text and subtext in media examples
Recognise the characteristics of social media versus traditional media
Lesson 2 Fantasy and reality
Define and recognise some characteristics of reality television
Identify the difference between reality and fantasy in various types of media
See the untold stories when watching reality television
Define and understand what it means to set a boundary in relation to on-line
Lesson 3 Advantages & disadvantages of social media & setting boundaries
Identify the advantages and disadvantages of social media
Share experiences and stories of boundary setting or boundary crossing online
Understand the impact of social media activity on future goals and aspirations
Lesson 4 Benefits of social media
Explore the positives of using social media and how it impacts how we receive,alter, and share information
Create personal guidelines for using social media in a positive way.
Discuss how media can be used to build community, find support, and decrease isolation in their lives
Lesson 5 Creating identity maps
Describe my online identity and how I want to be thought of by others online
Create a map connecting my current identity to future goals
Describe my map to other people
Lesson 6 Presenting social media identity maps
Communicate how social media forms part of my identity now and in the future
Identify that other students have different ideas and identities and use social media indifferent ways
Explain how my online identity may influence my future
Lesson 1 Revisit the Skills of Resilience
Lesson 2 Optimistic Thinking
Lesson 3 WoBbLe
Lesson 4 Assertive Communication
Lesson 5 Moving On
Lesson 6 Empathy & Resilience Planning
Lesson 1 Being part of a group & my adult self
Lesson 2 Positive & negative role models
Lesson 3 Bucket list and timelines
Lesson 4 Timelines continued
Lesson 5 Actions
Lesson 6 Possible Selves Poster Boards
Lesson 7 Pathways to the future
Lesson 8 Solving everyday problems
Lesson 9 Solving everyday problems & looking forward
In 2023 Bounce Forward and Harry Kane Foundation formed a partnership with a shared mission to inspire and transform a generation's thinking about mental health.
The Physical Resilience lessons are inspired and co-authored with Harry Kane, and endorsed by experts in the field. The lessons feature insight and video appearances from Harry's personal experience and perspective as an elite athlete.
Lesson 1: Exercise and mental health
Understand the link between exercise and mental health.
Consider how different people think about different types of physical activities.
Practise challenging unhelpful perceptions about the link between exercise and mental health.
Identify ways to maintain good physical health.
Lesson 2: Nutrition and mental health
Understand the link between nutrition and mental health.
Consider barriers that can get in the way of maintaining healthy nutrition.
Identify key facts and myths for a mentally healthy diet.
Lesson 3: Sleep and the adolescent brain
Understand the link between sleep and good mental health.
Examine different types of sleep.
Understand what is happening in the brain when we are asleep.
Lesson 4: Facts and common beliefs about sleep
Consider key facts about the teenage brain.
Understand the impact of a lack of sleep.
Challenge common beliefs that can get in the way.
Lesson 5: Sleep routines
Identify helpful sleep routines.
Exploring how to take control of my sleep.
Create a sleep diary.
Lesson 1 Introduction to media literacy and social media
Lesson 2 Media and gender constructions
Lesson 3 Media and body image
Lesson 4 Media, health, and food marketing
Lesson 5 Media, health, and the marketing addiction
Lesson 6 Media and decision making
Lesson 7 Creating media
Lesson 8 Presenting media
Lesson 1 Defining mental health
Lesson 2 The science of mental illness
Lesson 3 Understanding mental illness
Lesson 4 Mental Illness: triggers, protective factors & promoting well-being
Lesson 5 Mental illness: spotting and supporting
Lesson 6 Healthy coping strategies
Lesson 7 Reducing mental health stigma
Lesson 1 Resilient Relationships
Lesson 2 Healthy Boundaries
Lesson 3 Relationship characteristics and parental responsibility
Lesson 4 Big Sticky Beliefs and Relationships
Lesson 5 Identifying Big Sticky Beliefs
Lesson 6 BSBs and human connections
Lesson 7 BSBs and Planning for the Future
Lesson 1 Ambiguity, Complexity & Independent Thought
Lesson 2 Assessing risk & opportunity
Lesson 3 Weighing up pros and cons
Lesson 4 Decision Making in Romantic Relationships
Lesson 5 Reviewing how we make decisions
Lesson 1 Barriers to Success
Lesson 2 Learning Priorities and Strategies
Lesson 3 Learning Mindsets
Lesson 4 Dealing with Anxiety
Lesson 5 Action Planning
Lesson 6 Emotions, Energy and Performance
Lesson 7 Strengths
Bounce Forward partners with organisations who provide teaching resources that compliment and add value to Healthy Minds.
Talk to us about how to include their resources. Some are available for FREE and others at a discounted rate.
“Over the past 5-years, Healthy Minds has really helped my year group to understand each others’ feelings a lot better. It has helped us to look at situations in-depth rather than just what they seem on the surface.”
“I have been resilient by coping because last year my mum died. Healthy Minds has helped me because it has shown me how to act and overcome obstacles.”
Healthy Minds Students
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The research project with 34 schools over 5 years that led to the design of Healthy Minds. Funded by the Education Endowment Foundation.
Healthy Minds was a key element of the work in schools in Oldham Opportunity Area work.
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Harry Kane Foundation marked its one-year anniversary on the 10th October 2023 by announcing a partnership with Bounce Forward.
To kick things off, 17 schools across all nine regions across England are benefiting from the Harry Kane Foundation’s support by being set up with Healthy Minds.
Harry and Kate Kane also inspired the development of new teaching resources that now feature within Healthy Minds.
Find out more about the partnership here.
Yes! It’s the only evidence based suite of its kind!
The Education Endowment Foundation research found a positive impact on attendance, fixed term exclusions and across wellbeing outcomes.
Bounce Forward Healthy Minds was also showcased at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s Wellbeing in December 2021.
Download an overview of the Healthy Minds Learning Outcomes here.
The high quality foundation training is delivered to you in pre-recorded videos via your members area.
Included in your subscription is access to 1-day online training for .breathe lessons - for 1 member of staff. If you wish to add more .breathe training places, speak to a member of the team.
Your subscription gives the school full access to Healthy Minds for 1-year. At the annual renew stage your subscription is offered at a discounted rate.
Absolutely. Speak to a member of the team about a membership for Healthy Minds Foundation lessons.
Yes, we recommend you start with the foundational skills.
You can also use elements of the learning materials as discreet modules.
Talk to us about how other schools do this.
We encourage you to measure the impact of teaching Healthy Minds as part of school improvement and planning. We have some simple tools for you to use - ask us about them.
We also partner with BounceTogether to give our members discounted access to an amazing digital platform to help capture vital data, and measure wellbeing of staff, students and parents.
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