Healthy Minds

Young peoples’ mental health is of increasing concern and schools’ want to focus on emotional health and behaviour, as well as academic achievement.

Healthy Minds consists of lessons in resilience, mental health, social media, mindfulness, career hope and human connection. It is developed from a five-year research project that had numerous positive impacts.

Starting as a research project by the London School of Economics, Healthy Minds was funded by the Education Endowment Foundation and trialled in 34 schools over 5 years by Bounce Forward. We brought all that learning together and worked with teachers, senior leaders and professional to able to make this exciting package available to all schools.

    Overview

  • Duration

    4 full days (split over 1 year)plus 2 CPD webinars

  • Delivery

    High quality, focused and engaging content, practical activities and shared learning.

  • For

    Secondary schools

  • Aim

    To provide tailored support to scope need and develop a plan. Equip staff with skills, specialist knowledge and high quality materials to teach the curriculum in school. Students gain in-depth teaching and learning to develop essential resilience and life skills for in and beyond schools through lessons and homework assignments

  • Price

    £2,500 per school, upfront or £3,000 paid in 3 instalments

  • Outcomes

    • Facilitated, strategic support and planning meeting in school with senior leaders
    • High quality teaching training for 2 members of staff per school
      • Teachers develop their own resilience skills, critical to enhancing well-being and professional development
    • Teachers receive ready to use, electronic lesson resources
      • Year 7 – foundational resilience skills and navigating social media
      • Year 8 – mastering resilience skills and on-line influences
      • Year 9 – extended resilience skills, mental health, careers and goal setting
      • Year 10 – resilience learners and preparing for exams
      • Year 11 – resilience beyond school
    • Students develop a sophisticated understanding about their thinking and how this impacts on how they feel and behave
    • Students develop skills to think accurately and flexibly and apply these to real life situations to help them solve problems effectively, keep things in perspective, not give up and enhance optimism and confidence

In a bit more detail:

We require 10 schools in an area to deliver this fully encompassing, evidence approach to teaching healthy minds. Talk to us about setting up a meeting in your area.

 

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“The extensive training results in very well trained, confident and engaged staff who have experienced first hand and fully understand the opportunities presented by the different activities and lessons. Students have had a very positive experience and value the lessons greatly. We now have a clear structure to our PSHE programme, but the emphasis on developing life skills through exploring experiences and scenarios, has contributed to our work in developing resilient, robust and well-balanced individuals ready to make a positive contribution to the school and society.”

David Croston

Headteacher, Chancellor's School

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