WELLBEING FOR SCHOOLS

Wellbeing is a foundation on which all other learning can be built!

 It is vitally important that we provide the skills necessary to improve a child’s wellbeing as early as possible, to help create life long habits, which will help children and young people to develop and maintain good wellbeing throughout their lives.

To support you with prioritising pupils’ wellbeing we have created free resources that are based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing framework.

  • THE TAKE FIVE CHALLENGE FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS
  • 30-DAY WHAT’S UP CHALLENGE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS 

Our resources have also connected over 40 schools with 40 care homes in Suffolk, so if your school would like to find out more about this please get in touch via email chris.pyburn@suffolk.gov.uk

Also – to make sure our work is reviewed we are taking part in an evaluation of this project with Leeds University. If you are happy to be part of that evaluation – please register via the link below.

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THE TAKE FIVE CHALLENGE

Free resources for primary schools

30-DAY WHAT'S UP CHALLENGE

Free resources for secondary schools

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO BE INCLUDED IN THE EVALUATION

THE FIVE WAYS TO WELLBEING

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1. CONNECT– with your friends, family, neighbours and people at work. Have a conversation, pass the time of day, make time for that chat. Connect with the world around you.
2. BE ACTIVE – find a physical activity that you enjoy, go for a walk, try gardening, try and increase your the amount of movement in your day, dance around the kitchen but most of all try and have fun while doing it.
3. TAKE NOTICE – take the time to look at the day, the changing seasons. Savour the moment. Take notice of how people are feeling around you, how you are feeling.
4. KEEP LEARNING – try something new whether it’s making a new recipe, fixing the bike or even signing up for a course or learning about yourself and starting to feel comfortable about who you are as a person.
5. GIVE – smile, do something nice for a friend or neighbour, make some time for others – giving helps both you and the person receiving.

FACT:

  •  Happier people can add 7½ years to their life.
  • Each of these Five Ways to Wellbeing has been shown to make a positive difference in how we feel
  • Children, young people and adults with high levels of mental wellbeing are more likely to be in work or in full-time education
  • 1 in 4 people will experience mental distress during their lifetime
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WHAT IS WELLBEING?

  • Wellbeing is when you feel good and enjoy your day to day life
  • The things that we do and the way that we think affects our wellbeing
  • There are five ways that can help boost our wellbeing and each of these actions makes a positive difference in how we feel