Schools Wellbeing Activity Programme

Supporting young people to improve their overall wellbeing

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What is swap?

swap is our new Schools Wellbeing Activity Programme,
designed to empower students to improve their wellbeing.

As a trading charity, Nuffield Health is proactively responding to the key health issues facing young people today. Our programme is free, making it accessible to all and enabling us to help schools incorporate further health and wellbeing lessons into their timetable.

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What does the programme involve?

The programme offers evidence based lessons that can be delivered by Nuffield Health experts, as a six week programme or individual 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 will work with you to develop the best approach for you and your community, from one-off swap events with young people (along with parents and teachers), to a series of supported workshops.

Current statistics published by the Association for Young People's Health highlight the worrying health issues facing young people in the UK:

  • 1 in 5 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.


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