Our team at Brain Health Scotland have been announced as campaign of the year finalists in the Scottish Charity Awards 2023 for their contribution in the STARS: My Amazing Brain school programme. My Amazing Brain features free resources for educators of 8-12 year-olds (P5-P7) to help children explore all about how to keep their brain healthy. The programme includes animations and hands-on activities, which can be used in a school setting or outside the classroom.
SCVO's Scottish Charity Awards celebrate the very best of Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector. The awards are designed to highlight the incredible organisations, inspiring people and innovative projects that have made an immeasurable difference to the communities they support over the past year. Brain Health Scotland is one of the 32 incredible finalists this year across nine awards categories. The winners will be decided by a panel of judges and announced at a celebratory awards ceremony on 23 June 2023 at the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh.
Voting is now open and will close Friday 26 May at 5pm. My Amazing Brain programme was launched 5 months ago and already the resources have reached over 250 schools and 10,000 children which is an incredible achievement. Brain Health Scotland aim to reach every primary school in Scotland. You can show you support and vote for Brain Health Scotland here.
My Amazing Brain
My Amazing Brain is an evidence based primary school programme that empowers children to understand the actions they can take to keep their brain healthy and help to set up good habits early in life.
Research shows that up to 40 per cent of dementia cases could be prevented by protecting the health of the brain throughout life. My Amazing Brain brings this research to life by teaching kids that there are as many connections between our brain cells as there are stars in the galaxy, to think of their brain as being full of stars, and to reflect on how to keep their stars shining brightly.
My Amazing Brain has been co-designed with parents, teachers and people with lived experience of dementia to fit into a range of learning settings, schedules and styles.
The number of adults living with dementia worldwide is forecasted to treble, from 50 million today, to over 150 million by 2050. This generation of children have every chance of growing old in a world where dementia as we currently know it no longer exists. The My Amazing Brain Programme can represent a landmark moment in a forward thinking national approach to prioritise brain health and prevent dementia.