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myHappymind

At Newfield we are proud to participate in and deliver the myHappymind programme to all of our pupils. myHappymind is taught across five modules and each introduces a new set of content and habits to help children build resilience, self-esteem and confidence. The modules include:

 

  1. 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
  2. Celebrate - Understanding your unique character strengths and learning to celebrate them. This is a fantastic module for building self esteem.
  3. Appreciate - Understanding why gratitude matters and how you can develop gratitude as a habit.
  4. Relate - Understanding why positive relationships matter and how to build them. We’re focussed on the building blocks of good relationships
  5. 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.

 

 

 

Why is myHappymind important to our school's ethos?

 

Pupils' mental health and well being are of paramount importance at Newfield and are central to our school ethos. MyHappyMind is an important component of the school's provision for supporting pupils' positive mental health and well-being. The programme develops concepts around the workings of the brain, character strengths and provides a common language for pupils to use to talk about mental health and well-being. The programme empowers pupils to learn about their own brain and  to understand how and why this equates to how they are feeling. All pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2 have a weekly session on a Monday morning to support them in preparing emotionally for the week ahead, but the sessions also prepare them for dealing with feelings and emotions every day as they arise. The programme also incorporates  and teaches calming techniques such as mindful breathing which the pupils can use at any time, in any place, in any situation. MyHappyMind complements and strengthens the school's approach to pupils' positive emotional well being. 

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