Why you should Exercise Your Mood at school
75% of mental health conditions develop before the age of 25 - school is a crucial time for prevention.
One hour of exercise a week can prevent up to 12% of future cases of depression.
So we are encouraging Australian schools - team members and students - to start using exercise for their physical health AND their mental health.
Use our resources, tips and kits to help Exercise Your School from 30th April to 6th May.
TIPS & RESOURCES
Exercise is a great way to encourage both school staff and students to think about their physical and mental fitness. These tips and resources will get you on your way to helping boost your school's morale while exercising your mood!
Mental Fitness Challenge
BITEBACK is a website that has been developed to help young people amplify the good stuff!
The Mental Fitness Challenge is a six week interactive experience using positive psychology and mindfulness to help strengthen the mental health of young people. It is filled with activities, quizzes and the chance to win prizes!
Video | Handy tips to Exercise Your Mood
Free mental health webinars
Developed for Australian students, these free webinars designed to build mental fitness and resilience can be accessed from anywhere. There will be two sessions on Tuesday 22nd May run by one of our trained Lived Experience Youth Presenters.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to register.
Subject line: Webinar 22nd May | Let them know your name, school/organisation and if you would prefer the 10.00am or 1.30pm session.
Guided meditations to practice in class
The practice of meditation is a great way to better understand our bodies and minds. It can simultaneously remove stress and build resilience.
Our guided meditations in the video playlist below are easy to follow and can be practiced in class or outside!
Our schools kit is a great asset to share among teaching and administration staff.
It provides further evidence into the Exercise Your Mood model and provides appropriate crisis support resources and steps.