There is no doubt that the last year and a half has highlighted the need to focus on children’s mental health more than ever. Now that schools are back open and children are beginning to feel some kind of routine again, it is important that we continue to support children’s mental health and wellbeing throughout their education.
Stormbreak is a registered charity in England and Wales that provides training programmes for trusted adults in schools and other settings to help support children’s mental health and wellbeing through movement. They focus on 5 core concepts of positive mental health, including, resilience, self-care, relationships, self-worth and hope & optimism. Their aim is to embed a mentally healthy movement in every school, for every child, every day. They have an ongoing partnership with BBC Children in Need which has helped to create a website full of free resources for school, parents, carers and children to engage with.
With a wide variety of short activities available, Stormbreak is the perfect way to break up the school day, get your class moving and offer children the opportunity to develop coping mechanisms for their mental health and wellbeing, as well as getting the creativity flowing with different themed activities. You can learn more about what Stormbreak is in this video.
Find out more about Stormbreak and see their range of activities, and training opportunities on their website here.