The Mind your Head programme is a six-week mental health education programme designed for Year 8/9 students (aged 12-14). During the programme we deliver six classroom-based sessions each lasting 50 minutes, covering the topics of:
- An Introduction to Mental Health, Wellbeing & Resilience
- Recognising Signs of Mental Health Concerns
- The Benefits of Talking
- The Impact of Social Media on Wellbeing
- Coping with Stress
- Collaboration & Community
We aim to increase mental health literacy within this age range, encourage positive conversations between young people to de-stigmatise mental health, and to provide young people with strategies to develop their own resilience.
Following an evaluation from Leeds Beckett University – Carnegie School of Education the programme was found to have a significant impact on the mental health literacy of young people engaged with the programme, and has since been cited in a parliamentary report as an example of good practice. The Evaluation Report can be found at: tiny.cc/cuct-myh-evaluationreport.
The Mind your Head programme is FREE to all Cambridgeshire state schools.
If your school is interested in the delivery of the ‘Mind your Head’ programme please contact Cambridge United Community Trust’s Mental Health Officer Darryl Coakley by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Web link to the CUCT website: https://www.cuctrust.co.uk/health/mental-health/