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A fun challenge for kids and families that can help give a much-needed mental boost

stormbreak@home is a fun, engaging and pressure-free challenge for children of primary school age, who can be joined by families, carers and trusted adults to log on to from August 1 and complete daily ‘stormbreaks’ to support their mental and physical health. 

With purposeful movement a cornerstone for nurturing better mental health, each ‘stormbreak’ has been carefully devised by a team of children’s movement and mental health experts and is delivered by a trained stormbreak coach.

Each ‘stormbreak’ also focuses on specific areas of child mental health such as relationships, resilience, self-care, self-worth and hope and optimism in a gentle and encouraging way, with activities given titles such as Moon & Stars, Monkey Chatter, Lily Pad Leaps and Make Friends With A Creature.

Through the dedicated website,, children can earn virtual badges and certificates for participating. While they are encouraged to try to join the  ‘stormbreak’ live sessions at 10.30am every weekday throughout August, there is no compulsion and they can be undertaken whenever and wherever they like.

About us

Stormbreak aims to improve children’s mental health through movement, equipping them with sustainable, transferable skills and coping strategies to thrive during the complex demands of growth into adult life.

We develop and deliver products and services to help schools and community settings shape culture, policy and provision of movement for mental health. Our flagship Surge programme, led by mental health professionals, empowers teachers and pupils to introduce multiple 15-minute sessions of dance, parkour, yoga of free movement into the school week, focussing on specific objectives such as improving confidence or reducing anxiety. It is predicated on a growing crisis in children’s mental health.

One in 10 primary school children have a diagnosable mental health condition, and professional support services are stretched and underfunded. Schools and communities are ill-equipped to provide effective help to children bombarded by overwhelming external pressures.

Testimonial from Year 6 teacher: “Stormbreak is making a real difference to children's lives, teaching skills that will allow children to have a natural reaction to negative situations. In order for children to flourish, they need to love and feel comfortable in their own skin. They need to feel confident and embrace their strengths. Stormbreak supports this.”

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