We are happy to share with you that we are now a My Happy Mind school.
My Happy Mind is an award-winning programme that is grounded in neuroscience and scientific research. It is a preventative programme designed to support the development of good mental health habits, resilience and self-esteem. It has been commissioned by the NHS and we have been able to access it through the Trailblazers Mental Health Support Team who support our school.
All our children have a My Happy Mind lesson each week and are encouraged apply the strategies they learn to their daily lives.
You can find out what they have been learning and further support the development of these good mental health habits at home through the My Happy Mind parent app. The app includes videos so that you can follow along with the children's learning, audio breathing exercises, stories and fun activities that you can do together at home. Information about how to access the app will be sent via Parent Mail. If you have any questions, or difficulties accessing the app, please do not hesitate to contact us in school.
There are 5 Modules which will take place throughout the year:
Meet your brain
Meet Team HAP! Team HAP helps children learn all about 3 key parts of their brain: the hippocampus, the amygdala and the pre-frontal cortex. Why not ask your child what they can remember about these parts of their brain?
Celebrate - children build self-esteem by learning all about their character strengths
Appreciate - children are supported to develop an attitude of gratitude which has a proven, positive impact on mental wellbeing
Relate - children learn to improve their listening skills so that they are better able to communicate and understand each other
Engage - children will build resilience through setting and achieving goals.
Access the parent app to find out more!