BBC Moodboosters teamed up with BBC Children in Need for this new initiative to inspire primary school children around the UK to get moving and learn about their mental health and wellbeing.
A range of famous faces, including Strictly’s Oti Mabuse and Amy Dowden, Olympian Bethany Shriever, Paralympian Ade Adepitan, and presenters Dr Ranj Singh, Rhys Stephenson, Evie Pickerill and George Webster, present the videos.
Dr Ranj said, “Initiatives like Moodboosters are essential. Not only are they fun, but they also give children practical tools that they can use by themselves, with their teachers, friends, or families to help them better cope with the world around them.”
In a collaborative launch moment with Children In Need in November 2022, a suite of 40 videos for use in the classroom was launched. Then, in Feb 2023, ahead of Children’s Mental Health week, a further 10 videos specifically designed for families to enjoy at home were released.
Each Moodboosters activity can boost children’s mood by giving them the tools and skills to thrive, feel good, and help manage their emotions while supporting the primary curriculum.
The short, simple, and fun educational resources, inspirational videos, and activities are available for free at bbc.co.uk/moodboosters.
British Heart Foundation
Classroom RevivR is British Heart Foundation’s game-changing interactive tool that makes it easy and stress-free for schools to meet curriculum objectives and teach young people CPR. All they need is a mobile device and something to compress on – like a cushion or coat stuffed in a backpack – to get started.
Once connected, Classroom RevivR talks young people through the steps of CPR and provides live feedback as they practise chest compressions. They’ll also learn how to recognise a cardiac arrest, what to expect when calling 999 and how to use a defibrillator, with questions at the end to test their knowledge.
There’s no need for external trainers or specialist equipment. Classroom RevivR has been designed by the British Heart Foundation and partner Laerdal Medical with busy teachers in mind. And the good news is – it’s completely free.
As a trusted partner to more than 17,500+ UK schools and establishments, we are excited to offer CPOMS Engage. By removing information silos across settings via its unique share contract authorised staff can easily view a more complete picture of a child’s wellbeing. Teams can more readily connect the dots in a situation and address pupil concerns before they become significant problems. With CPOMS Engage, we can truly leverage a multi-agency approach where information is readily shared, and expertise and talents are put to good use for the benefit of the child.
Happy Confident Company
The Happy Confident Schools programme delivers a ready-to-go PSED, SEMH, wellbeing programme that can be delivered in 10 minutes a day.
The programme has been designed to integrate into every school day, through registration periods, assemblies, PHSE/RHSE, PSED and home learning.
Developed by experts, including clinicians and teachers with children consultants, the programme is delivered via an online platform through which all guidance notes, teaching plans, and pupil activities are accessible.
There are 4 pillars of the Happy Confident Schools Programme
- Social and Emotional Learning
The FEELIT programme teaches 100 feelings through over 300 activities. Develop strategies to recover from difficult feelings. learn essential SEL skills, including self-regulation, conflict resolution, communication and empathy.
- Gratitude & Reflection
Structured daily journals create a window for decompression and resets. Proven to reduce conflict, increase readiness to learn and reduce anxiety.
- Character Skills
A complete toolbox to help children face life’s challenges confidently through Happy Confident Me TV. Hosted by Emma Willis and our HCM Professor, 10 x 10-minute programmes help children to learn more about themselves and others. Recap, journaling and activities provided.
- Mindfulness & Connection
Meditations, Conversations and Affirmations to help classes prepare for the day ahead.
Impero Software – ContentKeeper
ContentKeeper, a web filtering and security platform for schools and multi-academy trusts, is part of Impero’s safeguarding-focused product portfolio, which includes solutions for classroom management, keyword detection, and secure remote access.
The integrated nature of Impero’s suite allows ContentKeeper’s internet filtering to become part of a broader chronology of student activity, enabling early intervention. The platform also aligns with the latest updates to the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) guidance, treating internet filtering and monitoring as a vital safeguarding solution, rather than an IT tool.
ContentKeeper provides reliable and precise content filtering, giving school leaders control through intelligent content shielding, fine-tuned control settings, and age-appropriate access. Additionally, ContentKeeper serves as a source of insightful data, offering user-friendly analytics and compliance reports to address safeguarding concerns. The platform works across all devices, ensuring consistent filtering and safety.
ContentKeeper also offers advanced threat defense and app management features. Its URL and DNS filtering cover both managed and unmanaged devices, with SSL inspection enhancing threat detection. Network security is upheld through measures such as blocking direct IP access, creating geofences, and implementing threat isolation. Furthermore, ContentKeeper’s App Defender prevents unauthorized app installs and limits access to unsuitable content or the Dark Web.
Nurtureuk’s assessment tool, the Boxall Profile® Online is the UK’s most popular tool for educators assessing and addressing pupils’ social, emotional and behavioural needs.
The Boxall Profile® Online supports a whole-school approach to assessing and addressing children and young people’s social, emotional and behavioural development to positively impact learning, behaviour, attendance and wellbeing.
It supports educators with:
– Individualised learning plans
– An aid to assist with whole class planning and dynamics
– Quality first teaching
– Setting achievable targets that help to reinforce target behaviour and skills
– Tracking the progress of the children and young people in their setting and measuring the interventions implemented.
The Boxall Profile® Online’s unique features provide effective support to tackle individual challenges and evidence levels of need across groups – allowing educators to respond accordingly.
The Boxall Profile® Online platform is secure, uses industry-standard encryption and is fully GDPR compliant. Nurtureuk has been awarded ISO27001 accreditation, with the Boxall Profile® Online included in the accreditation process.
Nurtureuk, has been at the forefront of the nurture movement for over 50 years and is an organisation dedicated to improving the social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
The Student Voice
The Student Voice are an innovative ed-tech company on a mission to 1) bridge the communication gap between children and adults, and 2) empower schools and their key partnerships (including health, police and social care) with powerful hotspot data that can be used to implement proactive and preventative safeguarding in schools and local communities.
Designed to remove the fear and stigma attached to reporting issues; The Student Voice is an interactive and child-friendly reporting tool that utilises interactive maps of all the contexts of a young person’s life (at home, school, and in the local community). The tool includes educational aspects around the protected characteristics and a discrimination reporting feature. It is helping school safeguarding teams tackle the full range of issues, from child-on-child abuse, to mental health, bullying, sexual harassment, sexual violence, discrimination and online safety.
Proven to remove barriers to reporting for students across independent, state, and international schools and multi-academy trusts, our award-winning tool is featured on Dr Carlene Firmin’s Contextual Safeguarding Network.
Go beyond reporting forms:
✅ Empower young voices
✅ Build strong and authentic student advocacy and engagement
✅ Child-friendly, chosen by students
✅ Multi-dimensional: Used for safeguarding, student surveys, wellbeing, EDI, and student council
Tree of Knowledge – Treehouse
We all go into education to make a difference. And THAT is EXACTLY what Treehouse does.
Treehouse is an exciting online mental health and wellbeing platform, lovingly crafted by our team of psychologists, teachers, comedians, and motivation masters. An interactive space, packed full of inspirational and confidence-boosting lessons to support schools, their teachers, and pupils to be the best version of themselves.
Created by the team at Tree of Knowledge, using their 20 years of experience delivering inspirational workshops, Treehouse has over 120 uplifting, inspirational lessons waiting to be discovered. That’s over 60 hours of content that staff don’t need to find on an evening or weekend.
The lessons can be teacher led, PSA led, pupil led, class led, group led, delivered at assemblies, delivered remotely to parents, targeted for interventions, blended…everything – in fact, Treehouse is as flexible as we were (in our youth!)
Treehouse comes with a teacher planning and preparation toolkit, where each lesson is linked to the curriculum. As well as year-round technical support!
All of this starts from only £299 per year?
You’d probably tell us it sounds too good to be true…It’s not!
For more information go to www.treeof.com