We are proud to be a part of the myHappymind Family! As a whole school programme grounded in science and dedicated to building positive mental wellbeing, myHappymind helps children to understand how their brains work and creates a culture that helps to build children’s resilience, confidence, and self-esteem. myHappymind also teaches the children how to self-regulate and manage their emotions in stressful times, allowing them to be their very best selves! myHappymind covers all of the mandatory objectives from the DfE Relationship Education Curriculum and also around 70% of the PSHE objectives. Learn more here: https://myhappymind.org/
The programme comprises of 5 modules, as set out below:
• Meet Your Brain: Understanding how your brain works and how to ensure we look after it so that we can manage our emotions and be at our best. Growth mindset is a key part of this too.
• Celebrate: Understanding your unique character strengths and learning to celebrate them. This is a fantastic module for building self-esteem.
• Appreciate: Understanding why gratitude matters and how you can develop gratitude as a habit. Gratitude is key to well-being and resilience and we’re all about making it a habit!
• Relate: Understanding why positive relationships matter and how to build them. We’re focused on the building blocks of good relationships and friendships.
• Engage: Understanding how to set meaningful goals that matter and how to keep resilient in times of challenge. This module is all about building self-esteem and resilience too.
Message from Miss Furness – Headteacher:
At West View Primary School, we are passionate about securing positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community. We have support in place for our pupils through employing 2 trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistants and also by commissioning a full-time package of support through ABC– this includes play therapy, CBT and counselling opportunities.
To us, it is very important not just to have support which enables us to be reactive to a child’s needs – we need to be proactive, explicitly teaching our children so that they learn how to keep themselves mentally healthy. myHappymind help us to do this through it’s comprehensive and structured programme. Our children are learning about how their brains work, they are developing their self-esteem and building their resilience. We are looking forward to seeing the longer-term effects of using this programme as it becomes more established in our school. Parents can access resources to use at home to complement the myHappymind work that children are doing in school, using this link: https://myhappymind.org/parent-resources