Mental wellbeing and resilience became a statutory part of the curriculum for primary and secondary schools in September 2021, and Mindapples wants to help schools deliver on this promise to young people.
Mindapples has developed a package of training and classroom resources to support schools in delivering the new curriculum, and developing a whole school approach to mental wellbeing that can benefit the entire school community of staff, pupils and parents.
Working with both Primary and Secondary schools across the UK, Mindapples for schools aims to create a school environment where staff and pupils feel comfortable talking about their minds, and help schools contribute to the public health and wellbeing of their wider community.
In December 2022, the Mindapples Charity took part in the Big Give 2022 to raise more money to support UK schools in 2023. We raised over our £24,700 thanks to the kindness of our supporters and funders. Thank you to everyone for getting involved in the campaign!
Read more about our school support package (PDF, 654KB)
Our approach is education-focussed, helping teachers do what they’re good at: sharing knowledge and helping pupils apply what they have learned to their lives. Clinical interventions are important, but we want to reach all children and those who care for them, building an inclusive and accessible conversation about looking after our minds.
We offer a virtual teacher training and eLearning, alongside physical and digital resources. All our materials focus on established cognitive science that’s relevant to school life, such as handling pressure, finding motivation and managing moods.
Do you know a UK school that could use our help or are you part of you a Multi-Academy Trust? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. Courses can be arranged for inset days to suit your availability or you can join one of our regular courses.
The next courses taking place are:
12:30-3:30pm on Monday 4th September 2023. Visit here to reserve your place.
12:30-3:30pm on Tuesday 26th September 2023. Visit here to reserve your place.
Whilst funds allow, attendance on the course and the accompanying resources are free – but places are limited so please book now to avoid disappointment. For more information, please email email@example.com or give us a ring on 020 3774 3279.
What our partner schools say
Ormiston South Bilston and Wolverhampton Academy
“With nationwide mental health support and provision woefully underfunded, students and their families can wait several months for external support and referrals while mental health continues to decline. Mindapples is such a simple idea, but it’s power could be huge. Our ability to revisit an initiative with simple strategies that, over time, would help our mental health is something all schools should invest time in. There are so many different ways you could make Mindapples work for your context.”
-Donna Hughes Associate Principal
Mayfield School, Portsmouth
“It was a really well run, well delivered, well resourced and useful course which I thoroughly enjoyed. I will be delivering training on this to our whole staff body and I only hope I can deliver it half as well as you did, and inspire our staff to make a difference as you have me!”
– Judith Firth Assistant Head
Whitchurch Primary School, Stanmore
“I loved all the visuals and the handouts and resources, can’t wait to use them at school! So excited to launch this to staff and pupils next term.”
– Rajia Ahmed, Assistant Head
Kingsteignton School, Devon
“I truly think a Mindapples approach can show school leaders how to boost the self esteem (and in turn the resilience and work ethic) of both teachers and children. I like that there’s so much that teachers can learn from it to help themselves and once the teachers are in a better place that will already be having a hugely positive impact on the children before the children have even started thinking of their own Mindapples.”
– Taran Sutcliffe
St Marys' Catholic Primary school, Bath
“We really loved the apples, it’s just a lovely visual way for the children to think about those things which are positive for them and as it’s such lovely quality card it makes it feel really special. I really like the tree, we have put it up in the hall so when children walk past, they can have a look. It’s really lovely and every classroom has a giant applecard on the wall, they are brilliant.”
-Sorcha Rudgley year 5 teacher
Atlantic College, Llantwit Major
“The Mindapples training surpassed all expectations I had for a thought provoking, interesting and informative training course! This has increased awareness and given us heaps of tips, information and practical advice on how we can support them. My team said it was the best training they had ever received and I totally agreed it was money well spent and got our academic year off to a very positive start!”
– Sarah Hamilton
St Ninian's High school, Isle of Man
“I absolutely loved that this training was available as a live webinar. Living where I do, I would never have been able to access this otherwise or especially to share ideas with such a wide variety of different schools over the country”
Dunraven School, Streatham
“The session was led very well and the information shared was supported by research and practice. The session was informative and allowed me to reflect on my own practice and school’s practice and where we can improve in the future.”
The Heath School, Runcorn
“Friendly delivery and a nice, small amount on the training. Every school in the country should attend this training, it’s never been more important for us to prioritise that of our students and our own mental health.” – Rachael Jenkins