Wellbeing Toolkit

The meaning of wellbeing is multidimensional

An overall sense of wellness will not be achieved without having a balance in these key elements:

Physical. This includes lifestyle choices that affect the functioning of our bodies. What we eat and how active we are will affect our physical wellbeing.

Emotional or psychological. This is our ability to cope with everyday life and reflects how we think and feel about ourselves.

  • Social.  This is the extent that we feel a sense of belonging and social inclusion. The way we communicate with others, our relationships, values, beliefs, lifestyles and traditions are all important factors of social wellbeing.
  • Spiritual. This is the ability to experience and integrate meaning and purpose in life. Achieved through being connected to our inner self, to nature or even a greater power.
  • Intellectual. It is important to gain and maintain intellectual wellness as it helps us to expand our knowledge and skills in order to live an enjoyable and successful life.
  • Economic. Economic wellness, in short, is our ability to meet our basic needs and feel a sense of security.

Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind and spirit.  The realisation that everything we do, think, feel and believe has an effect on our wellbeing”

Greg Anderson

What resources are on offer to support pupils and their families?

This contains advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)Looking after your feelings and your body

 

Supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Children with special educational needs and disabilities may face lots of changes in their day to day lives because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Their routines, regular support and the people they see may all be different now.

As a parent or carer you may feel concerned about how the current situation will affect your child. This could include being worried about how you’ll manage your child’s care, medication or educational needs at home. You may also be worried about juggling your home and work life.

Every child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is different and will have different support needs in the current situation. We’re here for parents and carers and have advice to help you and your child find ways to cope together.

Please see below advice for carers and parents on supporting SEND Children during COVID-19.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/coronavirus-supporting-children-special-educational-needs-disabilities/

and

SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown.

Positive mental health tips for parents of SEN children.

Parents' Toolkit: SEND

What activities can I do with my children?

Please find the Change for Life NHS Website with some helpful and fun accessible activities.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/accessible-activities

and Place2be offer the following resources and ideas:

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/coronavirus-wellbeing-activity-ideas-for-families/

Supporting resources for during the lockdown and stay at home period.

Coronavirus Resources