We’re visiting schools to teach young people five ways to supercharge their brains.
The Brain Changer workshops educate adolescents about five key things they can do to shape their brains for life.
Students will learn how nutrition, sleep, exercise, mindfulness and social connectedness can change the brain and influence mental health.
Five ways to supercharge your brain
The Brain Changer workshops are designed to educate adolescents about five key things they can do to shape a healthy brain for life.
During the Brain Changer workshops, students will learn how nutrition, sleep, exercise, mindfulness and social connectedness can change the brain.
Over four 1-hour workshops, underpinned by the latest research evidence, students will hear from experts in the field of neuroscience and participate in a range of interactive learning activities designed to engage and inspire.
Students will be encouraged to consider their own health enhancing behaviours and to make positive changes for improved brain health.
Brain changers is delivered as interactive workshops for years 7-8 delivered in schools.
All training activities are evidence-based and delivered by local researchers who are experts in healthy brain development.
Research into supporting adolescent brain health
These workshops are a part of an important research project investigating how education can support young people to proactively nurture their brain development and mental health.
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For more information about Brain Changer workshops, contact the Thompson Institute.