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UK schools inform new national study into pupil and teacher mental wellbeing

SCHOOLS across the country are benefitting from unique insights into pupil and teacher mental wellbeing, thanks to an initiative from Devon based Monkey Mind.

DEVON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- SCHOOLS across the country are benefitting from unique insights into pupil
and teacher mental wellbeing, thanks to an initiative from Devon based
Monkey Mind.

Mindfulness coach and psychotherapist, Graham McDowell, has launched Monkey
Mind Wellbeing Systems for Schools, enabling school leaders to measure,
understand and improve student and teacher mental wellbeing via their
online survey system and an engaging online mental wellbeing eLearning
system.

To celebrate its launch, Monkey Mind is inviting all UK schools to run a
free survey to gain unique insights into how their teachers and pupils are
thinking and feeling and this anonymous data will then contribute towards a
nationwide study of mental wellbeing in schools.

After working in local schools and discovering that mental wellbeing levels
were often lower than among his private clients, Graham developed Monkey
Mind to provide schools with simple and effective systems to measure mental
wellbeing levels and improve them.

Graham says: “We now live in a world with 24/7 connectivity and endless
mental stimulation which is reflected in the rise of mental health issues.
But, as a society, we can choose to improve things which is why we are
offering every school in the country access to systems to measure mental
wellbeing levels and improve them through simple and effective education
and training.”

Susan Hills, Vice Principal, South Dartmoor Community College, says: “At a
time when teachers' wellbeing is high on the agenda, I've been able to be
part of building a wellbeing community at my school, that takes mental
health seriously; the training means we can offer support in maintaining
mental health but also provide some early help when it's needed.”

Monkey Mind is launching its Online Academy later this year with engaging
resources to enable teachers, students and parents to understand what
mental wellbeing is and learn how to achieve it at their own pace. Teachers
also use system content to create and deliver PSHE lessons.

Emma Wilson-Downes, Assistant Headteacher Student Support at Thomas
Gainsborough School says: “In terms of the student issues, Monkey Mind has
allowed students to raise a concern that they may not have felt confident
to raise face to face and has allowed us to discreetly offer additional
support or a welfare check to the students. We have also linked these
students into slots in our wellbeing drop in sessions.”

Schools can register for the free survey and gain immediate access to their
dashboard on Monkey Mind’s website www.monkeymind.uk.com


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For more information and to arrange an interview:

Contact Julia Clements Roche

Email julia@monkeymind.uk.com

Telephone 07908 572470



Notes to editors

· All UK schools can register for the free Monkey Mind mental wellbeing
survey at www.monkeymind.uk.com

· Watch Monkey Mind’s short introductory video here https://youtu.be/
BB3drKLWo5o

· Monkey Mind mental wellbeing systems are suitable for nurseries, primary
schools and secondary schools although currently the survey is only for KS
3 and older.

· Access to the ‘one off’ mental wellbeing survey is free. Schools can
enhance their surveys through customisable analytics with paid-for
subscriptions from £95 per year.

· All results from the free surveys will be anonymised and used as part of
a new national study into mental wellbeing in schools. Data from paid
accounts is NOT used in the national study.

Julia Roche
Monkey Mind
07908 572470
email us here

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