Article 19: You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind.
Mindapples is a Charity that aims to help people take better care of their minds.
The aim is to encourage you to take notice of your mind and find out what is good for you.
mindapple (mīnd-ăp-´əl) • n.
A day-to-day activity that is good for your mind
Here at Kingsteignton School, and hopefully at home too, we have been thinking about what we can do that’s good for our minds. What’s great is that all ideas are individual and there are no wrong answers.
If you haven’t yet, watch the ‘PSHE – An introduction to Mindapples’ video on Google Classroom (all year groups) where Mr Sutcliffe will get you started on how to begin looking after your mind.
Each week over the lockdown, both in and out of school, there will be a small activity that will hopefully make us smile as well as help us to look after our minds.
Looking further into the future we are planting our Mindapple tree in school where all of our Mindapple responses can grow and be shared and possibly even help someone else to look after their mind.
A little about Mindapples
Mindapples started back in 2008 as an online campaign to ask everyone what they do that’s good for their minds. They want everyone to learn what works for them and share it with the world. The Question is: what do you do that’s good for your mind?
Mindapples was founded by Andy Gibson in 2008, as a campaign to ask everyone what they do to look after their minds. We all have mental health, and what we do makes a difference. We need to build a popular culture of looking after our minds, just like we look after our bodies. So, if you can look after your body by going to the gym or eating an apple, what’s the equivalent for your mind?
This is a new website for parents to help support children’s emotional health. The website is funded by Health Education England. It is designed to help parents find useful resources to support children’s emotional health from babies to young adults. There is good general information and also local information on counselling, charities, local CAMHS and parenting groups for the South West.
Young Minds. The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. They will make sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s challenges.