SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING THROUGH MINDUP
At Heathland School we are proud to be part of the growing network of MindUP schools who promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of our whole school community.
Some free MindUP resources can be accessed here from any device. You can use these for home learning with your children. You can also find the MindUP Activities page on the MindUP website from the MindUP drop-down menu.
See the newly launched MindUP for Families page on their website. It features information and resources for parents/carers and families that can be accessed from any device.
Look out for more resources added weekly to the MindUP website and keep an eye on social media (@MindUPUK) for updates.
The unique evidence-based framework provides knowledge and understanding of neuroscience, mindful awareness, positive psychology and mindful practices to affect positive change within the classroom and beyond. The 15-lesson curriculum includes practices developed to help children improve their focus, manage their emotions and face challenges with resilience, kindness and compassion.
The MindUP lessons are complemented by the ‘Brain Break’. This core mindful breathing exercise which takes place three times a day, enables pupils and staff to calm their minds, focus and get ready to learn.
The interactive teaching and learning approaches, complemented by whole-school mindful practices, help create an exciting learning environment within which children can thrive academically, socially and emotionally.
OUR SHARED VISION
MindUP is central to our strategic vision, it supports us to create a whole-school culture of gratitude, optimism, happiness and respect within which we can all grow and flourish.
For further details about the MindUP programme, including research findings, the curriculum overview and case studies, visit mindup.org
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