We are proud to be a part of the myHappymind Family! myHappymind is a mental health and well-being programme to support children in learning habits to support their own mental health. It does also cover all the mandatory objectives from the DfE Relationship Education Curriculum and also around 70% of the PSHE objectives. We do this in addition to our PSHE programme of study as we believe mental wellness leads to mental wealth, if our children feel safe to learn they will achieve!
As a whole school program grounded in science and dedicated to building positive mental wellbeing, myHappymind helps children understand how their brains work and creates a culture that helps to build children's resilience, confidence, and self-esteem. myHappymind also teaches the children how to self-regulate and manage their emotions in stressful times, allowing them to be their very best selves!
Learn more here: https://myhappymind.org/
myHappymind Module Descriptions
Meet Your Brain: Understanding how your brain works and how to ensure we look after it so that we can manage our emotions and be at our best. Growth mindset is a key part of this too.
Celebrate: Understanding your unique character strengths and learning to celebrate them. This is a fantastic module for building self- esteem.
Appreciate: Understanding why gratitude matters and how you can develop gratitude as a habit. Gratitude is key to well-being and resilience and we're all about making it a habit!
Relate: Understanding why positive relationships matter and how to build them. We're focussed on the building blocks of good relationships and friendships.
Engage: Understanding how to set meaningful goals that matter and how to keep resilient in times of challenge. This module is all about building self-esteem and resilience too.
How can we help you?
Top tips for good mental health and wellbeing
Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George has shared his ‘top five tips’ for young people’s good mental health and wellbeing. This is live on the Department for Education’s YouTube channel.
As an A&E doctor, Dr Alex will use his clinical expertise to champion and shape government work to improve support for young people in schools, colleges and universities, as well as his personal experience having lost his brother to suicide last year. He will also sit on the new Mental Health in Education Action Group.
The NHS have produced some excellent supporting materials which can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/guides-tools-and-activities/five-steps-to-mental-wellbeing/
Five minutes is all you need to read about the five-steps-to-well-being!
In addition to the links above, we would like to share with you a series of videos and activities that all member of our school community may find helpful in securing good mental health.
Episode 1 - Anxiety
Episode 2 - Communicating about Mental Health
Episode 3 - Social Media & Self Image
Episode 4 - Stress & Coping Strategies
Episode 5 - Depression
Episode 6 - Eating Disorders & Body Image
Episode 7 - Beliefs, Self-Esteem & Confidence
Episode 8 - Resilience, Peer-Pressure & Bullying
Episode 9 - Mindfulness & Visualisation
Kooth Northwest - Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources
Kooth provide free, safe and anonymous support to all young people on Kooth.com across the North. All resources and engagement offers are free for schools, services and young people to access. It is commissioned by the CCG and is staffed by clinical psychologists and accredited counsellors.