Gascoigne pupils face or may face significant challenges in their lives that will require resilience to overcome. In recognition of this, in Spring 1 we explicitly teach strategies to promote mental well-being, through the MindUP programme. MindUP helps children “develop the mental fitness necessary to thrive in school and throughout their lives.” “MindUP (was) created in response to the global epidemic of childhood aggression, anxiety, depression and suicide. Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP gives children the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions and face the challenges of the 21st century with optimism, resilience and compassion.” (taken from www.mindup.org)
Find out more about Mind UP at Gascoigne here.