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Wellbeing lessons available

BrainWaves is delighted to present a free wellbeing curriculum for use across secondary schools and sixth forms.

The lessons are based on the latest research and evidence around teenage mental health and have been approved by educational and psychiatric experts at the University of Oxford.

Building on the concept of positive psychology, these lessons are designed to give young people increased agency in managing their mental health, as well as a sense of optimism for change based on the practical application of wellbeing strategies.

Featured lessons

Take a look inside our wellbeing lessons. They are designed to be:

  • Empowering: helping students develop critical thinking and information evaluation skills, choosing strategies that are right for them.
  • Active: learning aims to be active and student-centred, with lots of scenarios, reflective thinking and group discussions.
  • Practical: providing at least one practical, evidence-based strategy per lesson for students to help support their wellbeing.

BrainWaves 11-14 wellbeing curriculum

There are currently 5 lessons available for students in the first few years of secondary school.

Watch this space as we add more throughout 2024!

16-18 Boosting your mood

Show students how to use behavioural activation to deliberately boost their mood when feeling down or depressed.

16-18 Finding out about mental health

Help students evaluate sources and claims about mental health through TikTok videos and wellbeing blogs.

16-18 Having a conversation about mental health

Give students the confidence to start a conversation about mental health and know how to support their peers in return.

16-18 Managing stress

Capture what students have already learnt about stress management and bolster their knowledge about relaxation techniques.

16-18 Sleep and teenagers

Explore how sleep pattern and hormones change for adolescents and how teenagers can get more sleep.
Coming soon

16-18 The science behind wellbeing

Help students understand the scientific science of 'flourishing' and how they can use it to improve their wellbeing.

16-18 Recap on the teenage brain

Help teenagers understand the changes that take place in their brain during adolescence and how this affects their mental health.
Coming soon

16-18 Working to your strengths

Help students identify and maxmise their strengths as the basis for positive wellbeing and mental health.

BrainWaves 14-16 wellbeing curriculum

There are currently 5 lessons available for students approaching their GCSEs.

Watch this space as we add more throughout 2024!

16-18 Managing stress

Capture what students have already learnt about stress management and bolster their knowledge about relaxation techniques.

16-18 Having a conversation about mental health

Give students the confidence to start a conversation about mental health and know how to support their peers in return.

16-18 Boosting your mood

Show students how to use behavioural activation to deliberately boost their mood when feeling down or depressed.

16-18 Sleep and teenagers

Explore how sleep pattern and hormones change for adolescents and how teenagers can get more sleep.

16-18 Recap on the teenage brain

Help teenagers understand the changes that take place in their brain during adolescence and how this affects their mental health.

16-18 Finding out about mental health

Help students evaluate sources and claims about mental health through TikTok videos and wellbeing blogs.
Coming soon

16-18 The science behind wellbeing

Help students understand the scientific science of 'flourishing' and how they can use it to improve their wellbeing.
Coming soon

16-18 Working to your strengths

Help students identify and maxmise their strengths as the basis for positive wellbeing and mental health.

BrainWaves 16-18 wellbeing curriculum

There are currently 6 lessons available for students studying at sixth form level.

Watch this space as we add more throughout 2024!

16-18 Managing stress

Capture what students have already learnt about stress management and bolster their knowledge about relaxation techniques.

16-18 Having a conversation about mental health

Give students the confidence to start a conversation about mental health and know how to support their peers in return.

16-18 Boosting your mood

Show students how to use behavioural activation to deliberately boost their mood when feeling down or depressed.

16-18 Sleep and teenagers

Explore how sleep pattern and hormones change for adolescents and how teenagers can get more sleep.

16-18 Recap on the teenage brain

Help teenagers understand the changes that take place in their brain during adolescence and how this affects their mental health.

16-18 Finding out about mental health

Help students evaluate sources and claims about mental health through TikTok videos and wellbeing blogs.
Coming soon

16-18 The science behind wellbeing

Help students understand the scientific science of 'flourishing' and how they can use it to improve their wellbeing.
Coming soon

16-18 Working to your strengths

Help students identify and maxmise their strengths as the basis for positive wellbeing and mental health.