Let’s create more happy, healthy humans


We aim 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.


Today’s children move less than ever before whilst mental health issues are on the rise.

We have a responsibility to serve our children better amongst the growing crisis in children’s mental health in the UK.

We’re finding ways to do that.


8% of 5-10 year olds and nearly 12% of 11-15 year olds have a diagnosed mental health disorder. 

Transforming Children & Young People’s Mental Health Provision, DfE 2017


What if we could embed mentally healthy movement in every school, for every child, everyday

This change benefits everyone…



• Build resilience, overcome adversity, learn to face stress and pressure.

• Develop effective self-care, depression, anxiety and anger management skills.

• Develop optimism, focus, persistence and perseverance.

• Improve confidence, self-esteem, self-image and self-worth.


For teachers

• Change perceptions of mentally healthy movement creating a whole school approach and lasting change.

• Improve confidence and delivery for supporting mentally healthy movement.

• Improve children’s behaviour and reduce their absenteeism.



For parents, carers & the community

• Reduce referral rates to school-based and community mental health interventions

• Improve social capital, wider community engagement opportunities and family mental health.

• Create healthier, happier, families and communities.

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Our team


Stormbreak CIO is a registered charity in England & Wales (1182771) and part of a wider collaborative team led by Dr Martin Yelling. The partnerships working to shape the way forward include Bournemouth University, University of Winchester, Dorset CAMHs, Public Health Dorset, DragonFish, schools, teachers and children.


 Help us create more healthy, happy people