Schools & young people

Year 10 prepare to launch Mindapples to the whole school

Earlier this year Mrs Donna Hughes (Assistant Principal Personal Development) at Ormiston South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy (SWB) attended the Mindapples’ champions course for schools. Ormiston SWB is a large secondary school with over 1100 pupils in Bilston, Wolverhampton. We caught up with Mrs Hughes to find out what she thought about the course and […]

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Mindapples visits Mayfield school

In October 22 we were thrilled to be invited to Mayfield school in Portsmouth to film the teachers and students launching their whole school approach to mental health (the world premiere of the film coming soon!). We also had a chance to catch up in person with Mindapples’ champions Mrs Jude Firth and Mrs Verity […]

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Donate to our #ChristmasChallenge21

Donate today and help Mindapples give mental wellbeing and resilience training to 100 schools! Mindapples are thrilled to be part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge, a digital match funding campaign which runs from midday 30th November (Giving Tuesday) to midday 7th December 2021. We aim to raise £20,000 to provide wellbeing support to 100 […]

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Mindapples Schools Wellbeing Pilot

As schools begin another academic year, we are taking the opportunity to reflect on a pilot programme we delivered in May and June with 14 schools across England. We all know that school staff and young people have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and we wanted to help them as a priority. We […]

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3D image of a handmade tree noticeboard from a school with a green background and brown tree and branches covered in apple shaped cards.

Mindapples Feel Good Schools

We recently caught up via Zoom with Mindapples champion Sorcha Rudgley, who is an experienced Year 4 teacher working at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bath. During the last year, Sorcha has been extremely busy teaching key worker children alongside delivering remote learning for the rest of her class who were at home during […]

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School noticeboard featuring Mindapples principles for wellbeing and some of the 50 ways images

Children’s University: a Mindapples Challenge

Our friends at the Essex Children’s University have asked us to design a Mindapples Challenge for their next newsletter. A mindapple is anything you do that’s good for your mind. It can be anything you like, from reading a book to playing games. Thinking about simple things we can do to look after our minds […]

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Wellbeing for home schooling

This year Children’s Mental Health week was more important than ever, as the majority of children are learning at home during lockdown. We are hearing from a lot of parents and carers saying how challenging it is for their young people without the usual social contact, shared experiences and friendships that they enjoy at school. […]

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Fresh from the mind orchard Mindapples present….Moodbug!

Leaving for university can be an emotional cocktail. A blend of excitement and freedom with a large dash of fear and as many a student will know, too many cocktails physical or emotional will leaving you feeling a little worse for wear. Moodbug is a simple app available for iPhones that lets you share your […]

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VInspired launch ‘Making Time for Your Mind’ campaign with Mindapples

We’re very proud to announce today that Mindapples is supporting a new national campaign by youth volunteering charity VInspired to encourage people all around the UK to take more time for their minds. The campaign, led by VInspired in partnership with Mindapples and our friends at Action for Happiness, uses the Mindapples “5-a-day for your mind” concept […]

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V Inspired's specially-designed Mindapples cards

Mindapples in action: Schools in the US

This autumn Mindapples had its American debut, brought to middle and high school students in Helena, Arkansas. Dan Berstein, mental health advocate and founder of MH Mediate, introduced the concept to 8 classes of students aged between 12 – 18 years during classroom presentations discussing the topic of mental health. Dan presented the mindapples idea […]

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