Children thrive when they are happy. The myHappymind program helps to create a positive mental wellbeing culture in which children can build resilience, self-esteem and character. They are encouraged to explore their personality, strengthen their relationships with friends and family, celebrate their achievements and more. The aim is for children to develop healthy behaviours they can carry throughout their nursery years and into adulthood.
What will my child be learning?
myHappymind is split into 5 modules, all designed to develop essential wellbeing skills in a fun and easy way:
- Meet Your Brain
Helping children to understand how their brains work, teaching them that their brains grow as they learn and introducing strategies for relaxing their minds.
Building children’s self-esteem through recognising and celebrating their character strengths
Teaching children the importance of thinking about what we are grateful for and sharing it with others
Presenting relationship-building skills to ensure children have the foundations to form steady friendships, be heard and understand others
Introducing the power of goal setting to children to encourage aspirations, dreams and perseverance
How is myHappymind delivered?
The programme is delivered by our wonderful nursery staff who already know your child’s strengths. They will be able to build myHappymind ideas into the children’s everyday routines. Their existing familiarity with the children and their knowledge of the nursery dynamic also contributes to the successful uptake and development of skills. Staff will be using the amazing myHappymind programme and resources to deliver this innovative early years focused wellbeing programme.
Why has Bright Horizons chosen myHappymind?
We believe that positive mental wellbeing is good for everyone. myHappymind is holistic in its approach, offering guidance for parents and staff as well as children.
You can access a Parent Pack for each module your child learns at nursery, as well as an app with interactive exercises, quizzes and more.
Nursery staff will learn in parallel with the children, supported by myHappymind for You. This covers the exact same topics from an adult perspective.
Bright Horizons will begin implementing myHappymind in 2020. Keep an eye out for programs starting at your nursery.