Heart-Mind Challenge 2018


What are you doing to promote Heart-Mind well-being?

Research about the social and emotional development of children solidly states that the qualities that make up Heart-Mind well-being can be deliberately fostered in families, in schools and in communities.

Heart-Mind well-being refers to the balance between educating the mind and educating the heart. While there is a great focus in our society on academic achievement, research has demonstrated the positive impacts of social and emotional learning and, in fact, that heart and mind learning are interconnected.

Not only are social and emotional skills critical to being a successful student, citizen and worker, brain science shows us that many of society's problems (substance misuse, crime, violence, bullying) are actually prevented as we increase social and emotional capacity and foster Heart-Mind well-being!

We invite you to take the Heart-Mind Challenge, and learn ways to put into practice each of the five positive human qualities that make up Heart-Mind well-being.

Along with background information on each Heart-Mind quality, you can choose one or more of the suggested activities to promote this quality both in yourself and with the children and youth in your life (your classroom, your home, your neighbourhood – you choose!).


If you would like to learn more about each of the five qualities that are explored in the Heart-Mind Challenge, please click on the hearts below. Here you will also find useful activities you can try from previous Heart-Mind challenges.