We are delighted that Hunterhouse College is taking part in the Neuronimo Programme – a children and young person’s mental and physical health programme. It is being delivered by a children’s charity called Reverse The Trend Foundation in partnership with the Education Authority in Northern Ireland.
The aim of the initiative is to promote mental wellness in our children.
Reverse The Trend Foundation uses evidence-based neuroscience to tackle these issues. It does not rely on short-term fixes such as limiting screen time. Instead, the Neuronimo programme uses evidence supported by University partners to change behaviour and create healthy habits around mental and physical health.
Students will complete short, fun, goal-orientated tasks over a period of 12 weeks with their Form Tutor in Form Time each day. During the programme they are supported online by Neuronimo Ambassadors who help create healthy habits. The tasks can be as short as 3-4 minutes for mental health tasks or 15 minutes for physical activity tasks. All students, across Y8 – Y14 will take part in the programme each day.
The Neuronimo programme is also available for use at home. This is an opportunity to supplement any learning your child may have had in class. Log-in details will be provided for Home access.
The Neuronimo programme begins in Form Time on Monday 27th September 2021 and we are very much looking forward to being able to further support the mental health and well-being of our students through the programme.
Further information can be found at www.reversethetrend.org.uk
If you do not want your child to participate in the programme, please complete the opt-out form below and e-mail to your child’s Head of Year as follows:
Year 8: Miss S McSwiggan email@example.com
Year 9: Mrs R Carlisle firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 10: Mr N Goodall email@example.com
Year 11: Mrs K Playfair firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 12: Mrs L Girvin email@example.com
Year 13/14: Mrs N Shaw firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Progress Team