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Our Theoretical Model

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Having credible evidence to support the work we do is a priority for us at stormbreak. We achieve this in many ways including collecting insight from the professionals and young people we work with, engaging in current research and thinking, evaluation of our programmes and gathering data on scale and impact...

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The resilient tree

The resilient tree

When we are resilient, we keep going when things are tricky, and we don’t give up.  But it’s not easy to be resilient all the time.  When we find it hard to keep going, we can think about trees swaying in the wind.  When the wind blows, trees bend, they don’t break.  This is because of the deep roots that hold them steady and keep them anchored to the ground...

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Hope and Optimism

Hope and Optimism

As I write, it is a cold, grey, mid-January kind of day. The glow and excitement about the New Year has faded. Last week started with Blue Monday and for many it didn't get much brighter! Storms are raging outside and Hope and Optimism...

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Connect with stormbreak for Children's Mental Health Week

Let's connect Children's Mental Health Week

The theme for Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, 6th-11th February, is “Let’s Connect.” From the point of birth, humans are dependent on connections with others...

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The Funding Network: Festive event 2022

Following a round of successful pitching and interviews in the autumn, stormbreak was invited to take part in The Funding Network’s 2022 festive event on Thursday 8th December...

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Moodboosters

stormbreak are proud to have recently worked with BBC Education and BBC Children in Need to develop resources for the BBC Moodbooster initative...

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stormbreak trustee invitiation

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Board Trustee with stormbreak CIO, a registered charity in England and Wales (No 1182771) that aims to improve children’s mental health through movement...

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Supporting grief and loss with young children with stormbreak

At this time of national mourning and sadness, it can be a challenging time for young children to make sense of feelings of loss, grief, sadness and change.

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Schools dashboard 2022-2023

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It's time to set up your new stormbreak dashboard for 2022-2023. Follow our step by step guide here, and please contact darryl@stormbreak.org.uk with any queries.

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The impact of stormbreak at Ryders Hayes school

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How do you go from Surge to 100 stormbreaks in just three months? Stormbreak advocate Marcos Rylance shares his thoughts with us....

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Poole Primary school first to deliver 1000 stormbreaks to children

1000 stormbreaks

A primary school in Poole, Dorset, is the first to deliver over 1000 mentally healthy movement activity sessions...

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stormbreak trustee invitiation

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Board Trustee with stormbreak CIO, a registered charity in England and Wales (No 1182771) that aims to improve children’s mental health through movement...

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Stormbreak Together, the story so far

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While the reach of stormbreak is mostly seen in schools to date, behind the scenes, a small dedicated team has been working on launching and embedding stormbreak...

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stormbreak concept Relationships

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This is another of our special focus blogs on our mental health concepts and in particular for this feature, the concept of Relationships...

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World Mental Health Day 2021

World mental health day 2021

Sunday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and the theme for this year is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’, highlighting the fact...

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PE and sport premium 2021

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stormbreak at school. Sign up for Surge. Recruiting NOW for October 2021! The DfE have now confirmed that the PE and sport premium funding will continue in 2021-22...

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How to take part in the stormbreak summer challenge

Taking part in the stormbreak summer challenge is easy...

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How to guide: stormbreak website dashboard for schools

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Welcome to your stormbreak dashboard how to guide!
We are delighted to be able to share with you our exciting new stormbreak school dashboard...

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Riding the waves of uncertainty with stormbreak

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Five ways to support children’s mental and physical health as they manage the uncertainty of being at home during lockdown, returning to school, missing friends and family and reconnecting with each other...

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School Leadership Focus: how stormbreak supports RSE and Health Education curriculum.

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Next available training April 2021 - Recruiting NOW!
Are you wondering how stormbreak fits in with the RSE and health education curriculum? Read on...

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School Leadership Focus: How stormbreak hits 8 principles for promoting emotional health and wellbeing in schools.

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Next available training April 2021 - Recruiting NOW!
In March 2015 the government published Public Health England’s guidance for headteachers on the 8 principles for promoting emotional health and wellbeing in schools...

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Children’s Mental Health Week - 1st-7th February 2021

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stormbreak support children’s mental health week and Place2Be!
Can you (or can you help a child you live with, work with, care for) do a...

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stormbreak pathway

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Help support children’s mental health through movement.
Take part by clicking the icon next each stormbreak on the pathway or choose your own stormbreaks to do...

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stormbreak@home

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An approach for schools, families, parents, carers and children in response to COVID-19...

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Mentally healthy movement with Stormbreak at Christmas

Have a stormbreak Christmas

It’s the time of year for creating memories and sharing joy together with our friends and families and those we care about. Celebrating Christmas is about the connections we have, the fun, the laughter, the giving, sharing and kindness that enables us to feel special...

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PE and sport premium

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Stormbreak at school. Sign up for Surge. Next Phase Starts January 2021 - Recruiting NOW! Wondering whether to spend your PE and sport premium funding on working more closely with stormbreak?...

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stormbreak impact report

Impact report

This report introduces stormbreak and shares emergent insight from our work in schools to date...

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stormbreak concept Resilience

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This is another of our special focus blogs on our mental health concepts and in particular for this feature, the concept of Resilience....

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Lockdown mentally healthy movement with stormbreak

Lockdown blog - 5 ways stormbreak can help

Five ways to support children’s mental and physical health in lockdown.
We know another lockdown isn’t easy for any of us and can be especially hard for children.
At stormbreak we believe that when children move we can help them...

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stormbreak concept Hope and Optimism

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Welcome to our special Stormbreak feature Blogs on our Mental Health concepts. This Blog is about the Concept of Hope and Optimism and helps us to celebrate life now and in the future...

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Play, Move, Mental health and stormbreak!

When the storm rages

At stormbreak we believe that children who are encouraged, supported and enabled...

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stormbreak concept Self Worth

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Have you ever really thought about the value of you? How special you are and why you matter?...

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stormbreak concept Self Care

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Welcome to our special focus on our mental health concepts and in particular for this feature, the concept of Self care...

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How to take part in the stormbreak schools challenge

What is the stormbreak school challenge? Watch and take part...

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How to take part in the stormbreak summer challenge

Taking part in the stormbreak summer challenge is easy...

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Welcome to stormbreak! It’s great you’re here

Our mission at stormbreak is to embed mentally healthy movement for every child, every day...

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