Teachappy was founded in 2017 by Adrian Bethune, a practicing primary teacher with over 10 years of classroom experience. It exists to give schools and students the tools to put wellbeing at the centre of everyday practices. Adrian’s teaching practice has always focused on helping young people and educators lead healthier and happier lives. This passion follows his own experience with poor mental health in his early twenties and the realisation that nothing is more important than emotional and mental wellbeing. During this time, he discovered the science of happiness, which, based on thousands of empirical studies shows the simple, evidence-based activities, we can do to look after our physical and mental health. It is this science that is the driving force behind the unique training delivered by Teachappy.
Adrian also wears a few other hats including author of 2 best-selling books
, lead curriculum designer for Oxford University Press; International Wellbeing Curriculum, Education Policy Co-Lead at the Mindfulness Initiative and Advisor for Cambridge University's research projects into mental health in schools. He is also Chair of the Mindfulness In Schools Project's BAME Inclusion and Support Group and Deputy Chair of the strategic board of the Well Schools Movement.
In 2019 Adrian won a Teach Primary Award for his first publication, Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom. Watch the short animation; "Can school make you happier?
" to find out more about Teachappy’s philosophy