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29 September 2021

Collaboration with MindUP for Life: The Goldie Hawn Foundation

We are delighted to announce our latest collaboration between The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) and MindUP for Life

Founded in 2003 by actress Goldie Hawn along with a team of neuroscientists, educators and psychologists; MindUP for Life is a not-for-profit organisation established to help children develop the mental fitness necessary to thrive in school, work, and life.  

MindUP for Life provides children with the knowledge needed to successfully manage stress, regulate emotions, and face the challenges of the 21st century through its simple-to-administer curriculum and activities. Their materials have been created by a team of experts and focus on neuroscience; social-emotional learning (SEL); positive psychology; and mindful awareness, and support learners globally to develop the mental fitness necessary to thrive in school and throughout their lives. 

The IMYC has released three updated Brainwave units complete with new content and activities inspired from the MindUP Program that you can use with your students.

Lee Hendricks, International Curriculum Manager – IMYC shared what this means for IMYC learners and schools:

"It is such a great honour to be partnering with one of the best organisations in social-emotional learning—MindUP for Life: The Goldie Hawn Foundation. MindUP has been a leader in the field of mental health for our youth for almost two decades, and we are so excited to be partnering with them at such a pivotal time during a pandemic. With isolation from others over prolonged moments and less interaction from peers, mental health has never been so important to address in our curriculum. Our three updated Brainwave units, in conjunction with MindUP, will help provide and promote tools, skills, and a growth mindset needed during these challenging times." 

We can’t wait for learners, teachers and schools to explore the new activities and tools embedded in our updated Brainwave units and we feel the new additions will really provide fantastic support to our middle year learners and schools. 

For more information about MindUP For Life, please visit: 

The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC)