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Mental Wellbeing

Wellbeing workshops for schools, designed for relationships education. Plus free resources for PSHE lessons and fantastic wellbeing activities for primary schools.

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Mental wellbeing in schools is, rightly, a hot topic at the moment. It’s vital we teach young people it's ok to talk about your feelings and provide them with strategies to cope with stress. But it can be hard to know where to start. To make teacher’s lives easier, we’ve designed workshops informed by the science of wellbeing. These are delivered by our expert presenters, who all have a degree in psychology or neuroscience, so they can tackle those tricky questions about emotional wellbeing with confidence.

 

We've also put together a selection of free resources for PSHE lessons and fantastic mental wellbeing activities for primary schools to get you started in relationships education.

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Mental Wellbeing Workshops

Our wellbeing workshops for schools are perfect activities for PSHE lessons. They are highly interactive and engaging, making a potentially challenging subject fun and memorable. We love answering kids questions, encouraging the class to talk about their emotions and sharing tips to boost emotional wellbeing.

 

Building a Resilient Brain introduces students to the idea of resilience, or ‘bouncebackability’ through a fun, interactive tower-building task. And in Science and Creativity we explore the uniqueness of each of our brains as well as the wellbeing benefits of creative hobbies like mindful colouring. As with all our workshops for schools, we adapt the content for different ages, adding more in-depth discussion of mental health conditions and school stress for KS3.

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Science and Creativity Workshop
Versions for Ages 7-16 | KS2, KS3, KS4

This hands-on session introduces students to the links between science and art, and the importance of creativity for STEM careers as they get the chance to unleash their own creative abilities!

Explore the science of resilience and mental health self-care techniques, in an engaging, age appropriate way.  For KS2 we look at how to recognise emotions and talk about your feelings, while with KS3 we add topics like dealing with stress and anxiety at school and introduce common mental health conditions such as depression.

Building a Resilient Brain Workshop
Versions for Ages 7-14 | KS2, KS3

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Braintastic! Science blog: Mental Wellbeing

Did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health? This emotional wellbeing worksheet gives young people a glimpse into just one of the reasons it's vital to protect our natural environment- because our wellbeing depends on it. 

Nature and Wellbeing

Spending time outdoors can: reduce stress; restore your energy; improve your immune system; increase your self-esteem; make you happier; help your brain to develop; improve your working memory; make it easier to pay attention in school; make you feel calm and relaxed; give you a sense of purpose in life; help you be kinder and more generous to others; increase the chance of making choices that will help the environment; and create a sense of awe and wonder. Pretty amazing right?!

Free Resources - Mental Wellbeing Activities