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Beyond Words anthology; a new e-book of young people’s writing

Today sees the launch of an exciting new e-book of outstanding creative writing from young people about living in a pandemic. Published by the Bupa Foundation, the Beyond Words anthology features exceptional creative work from children and young people whose writing captures their experience of living through a year like no other. Anna Russell, Bupa Foundation Director said: “We were blown away not just by the quality of the creative work, but by the way so many young people wrote about t...

February 3, 2021

The language of 2020 was Beyond Words

To mark World Mental Health Day this year, the Bupa Foundation in partnership with Cheltenham Festivals, National Literacy Trust and Mind launched Beyond Words – a national creative writing project inviting all children and schools to put into words their feelings about a year like no other. We worked with award-winning poets and authors to produce tutorials supporting pupils to write a piece on the theme of ‘My 2020’. And what a response we had!...

December 14, 2020

New Brilliance Resilience podcast - listen now!

We’ve launched a brand new podcast series that shares powerful, personal stories of resilience from leaders. At the Bupa Foundation we’re lucky to meet amazing people who are resilience superstars. We thought their stories deserved a wider audience - which is how our Resilience Brilliance podcast was born. In our launch episodes we talk to Ali Oliver, CEO Youth Sport Trust and Joanna Coates CEO UK Athletics about the power of sport to build resilience (and we learnt that ...

November 16, 2020

Support for teachers' mental health

New research from the Bupa Foundation* has shown that nearly half of teachers found the past half-term the most stressful time they have known, with just 4% saying that they were able to prioritise their wellbeing daily over the past few months. Nine in ten teachers (96%) said that they are worried about the coming half-term. The research, which surveyed 6,244 teachers nationally, found that external pressures caused by the global pandemic compounded with the challenges of online teaching, workl...

November 6, 2020

Beyond Words for World Mental Health Day - October finalists

In the run up to World Mental Health Day (9 October), children, young people and schools took part in a creative wellbeing project to share their story of 2020. We’re excited to announce our October Beyond Words for World Mental Health Day finalists below! You can see more of the entries we’ve had on our gallery here. Beyond Words is going to stay open until 30 November. You can submit your work here. We’ve added more awards and will shortlist additional finalists in December*. We’ve rec...

November 3, 2020

Well Schools launch in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust

The Bupa Foundation is proud to be partnering with the Youth Sport Trust to power the new Well Schools movement. It’s designed by teachers, for teachers. 33 schools representing more than 23,200 children have helped pioneer Well Schools so that we put wellbeing at the heart of education. Any school can become part of Well Schools and access free resources by pledging to put wellbeing at the heart of their school, championing outcomes which go beyond academic performance. Here at the Fou...

October 7, 2020

International Literacy Day

This International Literacy Day we’re proud to be supporting the National Literacy Trust to provide 40 schools in Manchester, Leeds and Bradford with a pack of 30 books to help children with their emotional wellbeing.  And we’re super grateful to all the lovely Bupa employees who’ve written a review to go with each of these books. You can donate to the National Literacy Trust by texting BUPABOOK to 70450 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opt...

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