We are really excited to have launched our online Wellbeing Academy in partnership with IBM SkillsBuild in Ireland. The course content is designed for young people to learn more about wellbeing and different topics that affect it such as anxiety, body image, relationships, digital wellbeing, and digital citizenship.
What is the spunout Wellbeing Academy?
The spunout Wellbeing Academy is an online course on the IBM SkillsBuild platform. The content was designed based on information from the spunout website, written by our content team, and fact-checked by experts in each area. The academy breaks the content down into short, engaging, bite-sized sections with quizzes, videos, and reflection activities. The modules cover six different topics alongside an introduction to spunout, information on available supports, and a final quiz on everything you will cover. Once students complete the course they will receive a ‘Wellbeing Badge,’ which will be added to their online SkillsBuild profile.
The Academy is a great way for students to get a better understanding of wellbeing and why it is important, to learn about and reflect on their own coping strategies, to be able to use what they have learned to support and look after their own wellbeing, and to know where they can go for support or help for any of the topics covered.
Who is it for?
The content is broadly designed for young people aged 14-20. It can be completed by a young person in their own time or facilitated in a classroom setting by a teacher. The platform is suited for both computers/laptops and smartphones. There is a detailed facilitation guide for teachers to assist with delivering the course, including activities that can be done with students in the class in addition to the online content. If you would like to be sent a copy of the facilitation guide to get started you can email [email protected] or [email protected].
How do I sign up?
You can sign up through the link here. Individuals can sign up as a ‘Student’ or if you are a teacher you can sign up as an ‘Educator’. All the content on the platform is free to complete and there are loads of other courses available on a wide range of topics.