School Wellbeing Activity Programme
Supporting young people to improve their overall wellbeing
What is SWAP?
SWAP is our School Wellbeing Activity Programme,
designed to give students the tools they need to manage their wellbeing.
The target age range is 9-12 years old, but the programme can be adapted for other school age children.
Due to COVID-19 we are not delivering SWAP sessions in schools at the moment. Instead our SWAP teaching resources are available to support delivery of wellbeing content to pupils in schools.
We have used our research and expertise to develop free resources to help both students and teachers improve their health and wellbeing.
Kids' Wellbeing hub
Our kids' wellbeing hub is a great place for young people and families to access interactive wellbeing resources, from exercise videos to fun wellbeing activities and fact files.
What does the programme involve?
The programme offers evidence based lessons that can be delivered as a six-week programme in six one-hour sessions.
The programme focuses on four key themes:
- ✓ How I Move - focusing on physical activity
✓ How I Eat - focusing on sugar content of food and drinks, hydration, fruit and vegetables
✓ How I Sleep - focusing on sleep, sleep hygiene and screen time
✓ How I Feel - focusing on emotional wellbeing and resilience.
Our local experts are unable to deliver SWAP sessions face-to-face in schools at the moment. Instead we are providing teachers with resources to deliver our sessions themselves.
Current statistics published by the Association for Young People's Health highlight the worrying health issues facing young people in the UK:
- 1 in 4 school pupils aged 11-15 are obese
- 1 in 4 young females show symptoms of anxiety or depression
- 1 in 4 secondary school children say they don't get enough sleep
- Teenagers consume on average 8 times the recommended daily sugar allowance
- 9 in 10 young females and 8 in 10 young males don't meet the government guidelines for physical activity.