As a school we have joined a new wellbeing program called ‘Stormbreak’, which focuses on emotional wellbeing and mental health through physical activity. The children have been taking part in this for a few weeks now doing sessions such as a mindful scavenger hunt, classroom cross country and pebble meditation.
The aim of Stormbreak is to improve children’s mental health through movement, equipping them with sustainable, transferable skills ad coping strategies to thrive during the complex demands of growth into adult life.
When the storm rages we teach children to create light, calm and change through movement. (Dr Martin Yelling, Stormbreak Founder)
Embedding mentally healthy movement for every child, every day.
Equipping children with sustainable skills and coping strategies to thrive throughout life.
How we develop inner strength and courage and the ability to keep trying and "bounce back" from difficult situations.
The connections we have with the people around us that help us to feel special and safe.
How we look after our mental and physical health, notice our feelings and how we make choices about ways to take care of ourselves.
How we feel about ourselves inside, knowing that we are important and that we matter.
Hope and optimism
Helps us to see that things can change and that we can believe in our potential now and in the future.