A selection of articles commissioned for the charity magazine, YoungMinds.
Gym’ll Fix It
A Leeds-based programme to help children to lose weight – and address the emotional problems that so often accompany obesity – is going from strength to strength.
Read more: YM Watch It
Down to earth remedies
The school – squashed between the busy A64 and a large industrial estate – is cultivating a healthier lifestyle with green exercise and horticulture.
Read more: Green Gym
In that ‘special place’
A workshop at a Sheffield primary school is helping children to improve their relationships and sleep patterns – by teaching them to relax. Nicky Solloway reports
At an inner city primary school in Sheffield, a small group of children sit in a circle and start their breathing exercises as calm music plays.
It is week five of a six-week peace workshop and the children – who a minute ago were doing PE – quickly stop fidgeting, close their eyes and concentrate on their ‘stilling’ technique.
Read more: Meditating at school