School wellbeing programme

Our 6-week programme is suitable for pupils in years 5 & 6 in Primary School and all Secondary School pupils who could benefit from learning more skills and strategies to promote their emotional health and wellbeing.

The State of Mind Programme

The State of Mind programme provides an inclusive and supportive environment for young people to explore and experience day to day skills to support their wellbeing.

We aim to help young people feel less alone and to realise that we can all experience difficult times in our lives. State of Mind provides young people with skills to help overcome the challenges they face and creates a community of support.

Our approach is trauma informed and works with the understanding that behaviours and emotions, especially difficult ones, are often an understandable response to a challenging situation. We focus on the strengths of young people and the small things we can do every day to support our wellbeing.

Who is the State of Mind Programme for?

Our 6-week programme is suitable for pupils in years 5 & 6 in Primary School and all Secondary School pupils who could benefit from learning more skills and strategies to promote their emotional health and wellbeing.

The programme will support young people to build skills that support everyday wellbeing. These skills can also be used to support others, too, so can have a positive impact both on individuals and for the wider school community.

All programme content has been co-produced with young people in Wales. We have listened to what young people need, and created tools and resources that they have asked for to help them manage their own wellbeing.

How will the State of Mind Programme work?

The programme duration is 6 weeks and covers the following areas:

  • Mindfulness
  • Keeping active
  • Nurturing friendships
  • Healthy living
  • Positive thoughts
  • Reaching out
  • Helping Others
  • Being organised
  • Healthy sleeping habits
  • Setting realistic
  • Achievable goals

Our practitioners will visit the school for an afternoon each week over a 6-week period. During each visit, two (1 hour) sessions will be delivered. Each session can accommodate up to 15 children and a member of the teaching staff will need to be present for each session. There will also be a pre and post course meeting with staff members.

A wellbeing journal will be provided which further consolidates the learning outcomes and provides a personal record of quantifiable progress.

What are the benefits of the State of Mind Programme?

  • A programme for young people, co-produced with young people
  • Expert, experienced practitioners from the Platfform for Young People Team
  • A tried and tested methodology with excellent feedback
  • Materials to support the continued wellbeing journey for young people
  • We have delivered the programme to over 1,000 young people, with 87% of participants who completed the programme reporting wellbeing improvements.
  • We use the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale to measure the impact of the programme, alongside qualitative feedback gathered from young people and organisations we have worked with.

Feedback from children, parents and schools

“I feel that this service has really made a difference to our pupils. The delivery is excellent and the content very accessible for everyone. It manages to open up a discussion about wellbeing and mental health without being intimidating. It is a pleasure working with the team.”

Pastoral Support Lead in a Swansea School.

“I feel that we have found an absolute gem in working with your organisation. It has given us as staff supporting the mental health of young people a trusted organisation that we know will work with the young people immediately and to a high standard. No waiting lists, no diagnosis, no excuses. It focuses on empowering the young people to do things for themselves which is so needed – especially at this time.”

Leader of Wellbeing in an NPT School.

Contact details and costs

To find out about costs and to discuss and book a programme for your school please email Mary Rogers or call on 07825 740285.

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