These progressive, self-development programmes use physical activity combined with mindfulness to strengthen self-esteem, self-confidence and self-compassion at a critical developmental point/time in children’s lives.

In 2020 the DfE will make mental health education mandatory. As stated by the DfE ‘all schools will teach children about good physical and mental health’.  The driving force behind this is to ensure that ‘By making health education compulsory” we will ensure pupils are taught about the benefits of a healthier lifestyle, what determines their physical health and how to build mental resilience and wellbeing. It will also make sure children and young people learn how to recognise when they and others are struggling with mental health and how to respond’ (DfE, 2018). Full of Beans are proud to work in partnership with Cognitive Reflection in offering our services to schools to fulfil this need through, The Iceberg Programme.  

The Iceberg Programme is proven to improve the mental and physical health of children.  It is driven by a passion to open up honest and transparent dialogue about mental health and to promote the power of physical activity for overall wellbeing. The Iceberg Programme is unique in encompassing body and mind. The focus is based upon creating strong meaningful attachments with teachers and peers through physical activity which is proven to improve the mental health and resilience of children and young people. 

Working on a one-to-one or group basis, children and young people are educated how to respond to challenges, develop coping strategies and develop emotional intelligence which enhances overall wellbeing. The programme comes in the form of a toolkit which uses a three-pronged approach. This consists of a classroom-based workshop followed by a physical activity session which embeds the learning theories through games; children then participate in exercise. A unique aspect of the programme is that the benefits of physical activity and exercise are taught explicitly and consistently alongside mental health coaching. Each programme consists of 12 sessions, delivered on a weekly basis. Sessions cover topics such as: mental health, mental illness, talking, listening, self-confidence, resilience, coping, bullying, bereavement and self-harm. 

Tailored to primary and secondary schools, this educational programme brings together the fundamentals of Personal, Social & Emotional Development (PSED) and physical development. Providing evidence for the stakeholder’s associated agencies including OFSTED, The Iceberg Programme forms an integral part of the provision the setting provides to its students and pupils.

For information on how this can be delivered in your school, contact Nicky at Full of Beans

Further information on the programme can be found here.


What our customers say...

  • I just wanted to say a massive thank you to your 2 colleagues who were outstanding on Saturday for Joe and Evelyn’s Birthday party. They kids had a wonderful time and I have never seen Joe so enthralled in physical activity – he just absolutely loved it and had so much fun! Parent

  • Just to say I was so impressed with the club last night! I cant believe how much they learnt in 1 session! The coach is fab too! I really enjoyed it never mind the kids! Thanks! Primary Teacher

  • We have worked with Full of Beans for 7 years and have found them to be a fantastic company who have helped to increase the amount and variety of after school and before school clubs we offer to our children. Nicky is wonderful – extremely organised and aware of the needs and expectations of our school and parents. We meet regularly to assess the extra curricular provision the company provides and Nicky is always able to offer new and exciting experiences for the children either that they have requested or that she thinks they would like. The coaches that come in to work with the children are fantastic – skilled in their area of delivery and extremely professional. The school and the children have benefited over the years from having the chance to work with Full of Beans and the coaches and we hope that this partnership will continue for many years to come. PE Co-Ordinator St Peter’s Primary, Heswall

  • Full of Beans bounced into our pre-school, full of beans, with a smiling face and an ever changing, child-friendly fitness programme. The children adore the coaches and look forward to their visits.  Pre-School Manager