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The Healthy Minds projects offers the chance for students to start talking about mental health and wellbeing from a young age. The programme will be delivered during school time and last for 6 weeks. We will begin by discussing mental health, and how we can talk about it at school, at home or with our friends. This will be a chance to start thinking about what we can do if we are struggling with our mental health, or how we can help those around us. It is a unique chance for children to talk about their emotions, how they change and how they affect their everyday life and wellbeing.

The lessons will be tailored to different ages, bearing in mind the different stages of personal and emotional development of the students, and acknowledging the different issues that affect children of different ages. There will be an element of activity to lessons, but it will be mostly classroom based. Content is suitable to delivered to a class of up to 30 children, but a targeted approach offers the results, allowing to build a positive and useful conversation within the class.

ActiveMe is one of our two innovative lifestyle programmes that helps teach students to lead healthy and active lifestyles. The school-based course is run for 6 or 12 weeks and uses physical activity and games to educate children about food, nutrition and emotional wellbeing. We cover a range of topics including where our food comes from, different types of food, portion sizes, sugary drinks, snacks, and creating healthy recipes. We also look at how we can increase our emotional wellbeing and focus on topics such as resilience, goal setting, and self-esteem.

The programme is run on a weekly basis – before, during or after school - in order to create consistency for the children attending. The aim is to start conversations with children of all ages regarding what is healthy and unhealthy, what an active lifestyle looks like to them, and what changes they can make to be healthier. Our ActiveMe sessions are open and suitable to all students in KS1 and KS2, but we particularly recommend groups of 8-12 students, and try and aim the lessons at those students who may lack in self-esteem or lead particularly unhealthy lifestyles.

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