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Healthy Mind Champions

At Brightside NI School, we have been engaging with the Healthy Minds Project in Sheffield. Healthy Minds puts emotional resilience at the heart of children’s health and wellbeing and recognises its impact on their learning, behaviour and attainment. By providing a stable, nurturing and protective environment, we can help children learn how to regulate their emotions and develop healthy relationships with other children and school staff. These abilities will have a huge impact on their emotional resilience and satisfaction with their lives.

For more information about the Healthy Minds Project please click here.



Mr Smith has visited each class and spoke to the children about becoming Healthy Minds Champions. The children have voted for two members of their class. Mr Smith will meet with the children regularly. 



Miss Jones is one of our staff Healthy Minds Champions in school. She has made a podcast for children to watch over the holidays, telling them all about how to keep their minds happy and giving them some tips on how to calm their worries. 

Here is the link to the Chilypep Mental Health First Aid Kit.

Here are some useful links to other websites, and some books that talk about worries in a child-friendly way.

Mindfulness colouring: dinosaur, superhero, flowers, hearts, rainbow fish.



We asked children to apply to be  our Healthy Mind Champions at Brightside NI School.

They meet every half term with Mr Smith to talk about how they can support their friends in the classroom and outside.


Projects and discussions so far:

  • friendships
  • the school environment
  • sensory areas
  • transition to a new class/new school
  • time and space to be on their own in school
  • developing the use of the 'Friendship Stop' in the playground