Healthy Minds - Bounce Forward

Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds delivers statutory Relationship and Health Education requirements. It brings together years of research, evidence of what works in schools and feedback from students. We know that schools’ want to focus on emotional health and personal development, as well as academic achievement, and Healthy Minds delivers this in a consistent way.

Healthy Minds is made up of individual elements that together provide a five year timetable of lessons covering topics such as emotional resilience, mental health, social media, mindfulness, career hope and human connection.

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.

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  • Duration

    Twenty Five Hours of Continued Professional Development

  • Delivery

    High quality, focused and engaging content, practical activities and shared learning. Delivered through virtual training, recorded webinars and ongoing telephone support.

  • For

    Secondary schools

  • Aim

    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

    £1,895 per school

In a bit more detail:

Bounce Forward will assist you through the process to ensure a smooth implementation.

Below are the keys steps that schools will follow to achieve the Healthy Minds Kitemark.

  • Identify lead staff member and teaching timetable.
  • Set up data collection (Using BounceTogether platform, arranged by Bounce Forward).
  • Complete Teach Resilience training, 10 hours of CPD to access Bounce Forward Resilience Lessons.
  • Access Social Media Investigated, 2 hours of CPD via webinar.
  • Complete .breath training, 7 hours of CPD (provided by Mindfulness in Schools Project).
  • Provide evidence of one-year monitoring, included on school improvement plan, and timetable plans for the remaining 4 years.
  • Achieve the Healthy Minds Kitemark.


  • Bounce Forward Resilience Skills, 1 hour of CPD via webinar.
  • From School to Life, 2 hours CPD via webinar.
  • Mental Illness Investigated, 2 hours CPD via webinar.

Bounce Forward will assist with the following that are all included in the single price of £1.895:

  • identifying staff
  • timetabling structure
  • accessing the BounceTogether platform
  • accessing .breathe training
  • evidence to achieve the Healthy Minds Kitemark
  • raising the profile of your status

Additional elements to complete the full RHE requirements are provided from our partners.

Sex Ed Sorted – access via the Sex education Forum here.

Drug Education – access high quality materials from The Alcohol Education Trust for different year groups here.



Further Information

Interested in the Bounce Forward Healthy Minds Kitemark?

Certified by Lord Richard Layard Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, to schools who commit to teaching Healthy Minds as a full scheme of work.

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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