We've set up a new team dedicated to promoting wellbeing

Sept. 24, 2019

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We've added a new department to the business, 2Simple Wellbeing. The role of this new department is to expand our range of wellbeing resources for schools, raise money for good causes, and promote the wellbeing of our own staff.

Many of you will know that mental health is an issue very close to our heart. In 2016 we lost a dear friend and colleague, Jonny Zucker, who was a former primary school teacher turned children's author. Jonny was 49 when he took his own life and he had experienced bouts of mental health problems since his teens. We worked with Jonny for many years, creating our online library resources Serial Mash.

After Jonny’s death we launched the Striker Boy campaign in his memory. Striker Boy was a book written by Jonny, first published in 2010. We reprinted a special edition of the book, with all the proceeds being split between his bereaved family and the mental health charity, Mind. Over 8,000 copies have been sold in the UK and it will soon be launching in the US. The book is available in the UK from WH Smith and Amazon.

The Striker Boy campaign also saw us team up with dozens of professional football clubs to deliver free emotional resilience workshops. Over 3,000 children have benefitted from the workshop, and we are now making the contents available free to all teachers. Download our free pack which explains exactly how to run the resilience workshop in your school.

We have also established a national charity football initiative exclusively for teachers, #EduFootyAid. This initiative uses the power of football to promote teacher wellbeing and raise money for Mind, the mental health charity. It’s open to all teachers for free and we already have over 200 people signed up across the country.

Finally, we’re also very pleased to announce the launch of Striver, our first wellbeing product for schools. Striver is an online platform that puts PE and wellbeing in one place. It includes a full PE scheme of work supported by dedicated wellbeing units. You can try Striver in your school free for 14-days.

This is just the start, there’s lots more to come. If you’re interested in wellbeing, follow @2S_Wellbeing on Twitter for all the latest news.