Sunday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and the theme for this year is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’, highlighting the fact that poverty, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity and other such inequalities impact on people’s mental health. Not to mention the fact that mental health services remain unequal across the world with many people unable to access mental health services at all.
Stormbreak is a charity that believes in a prevention at scale approach, aiming to give children a toolkit of skills that they can use both now and in the future to support their mental health. We believe, not just in the absence of poor mental health but also in the presence of good mental health, allowing children to fulfill key functions and activities and protect themselves against poor mental health in the future. We support children’s mental health and wellbeing through movement, encouraging children to purposefully participate in movement to positively shape and support their mental health for life, reducing the stigma about mental health by mainstreaming conversations around mental health and emotional wellbeing through our five mental health concepts: resilience, self-care, relationships, self-worth, and hope & optimism.
Stormbreak allows you to support the mental health and wellbeing of pupils, even in schools with a low budget. We have a host of free resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of pupils available on our website, www.stormbreak.org.uk. In order to make mental health support in our world a little less ‘unequal’ We are also launching our ‘Levelling the playing field’ initiative to support schools who have small numbers of pupils, large numbers of SEN or large numbers of disadvantaged pupils. Each academic year we will be offering a limited number of schools meeting the criteria, our surge training for half of the usual cost (just £750).
For more information on how to get involved email us on firstname.lastname@example.org