As we strive to provide our children with the opportunities and the knowledge to be successful individuals in the world, our aim is to link our current learning with new approaches to mental health and well-being. With this in mind, we would like to introduce our ‘BSJS Happy Brain’ approach to ensure our children have the skills and knowledge about their brains as well as being able to apply strategies to support their emotions. We will be continuing to implement our work with ‘The Kindness Coach’ building on our Happy Tank exercises. Children will be practising these weekly in our ‘BSJS Happy Brain’ sessions.
Our weekly mindfulness sessions will be taught to the children as follows:
As part of this, we will be teaching weekly lessons from the ‘My Happy Mind’ scheme. This is a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing, which teaches children preventative strategies that support the building and sustaining of a positive mental health. Based on positive psychology research, the programme teaches children to understand their mind and the science behind our brains, using technical vocabulary to explain why we sometimes feel and react in certain ways. The NHS backed programme consists of 5 modules which are taught in weekly 20-minute whole-class interventions.
My Happy Mind also includes a parental app, to embed a systematic approach, where parents can use and learn the same strategies with children at home. To access this app, please follow the instructions below:
We really encourage you to make use of this free content so that you can support your child in getting the best out of the curriculum.
If you have any technical questions about accessing the resources, please contact [email protected]
We are proud that My Happy Mind came to visit us and were thrilled with how well we have embedded the programme. Please see their video below: