Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Clowne Junior School we want to provide an effective and enjoyable teaching and learning environment, where children and young people flourish. We aim to promote the mental and physical health and emotional wellbeing for our staff, parents and pupils. Wellbeing is at the forefront of the school’s curriculum and promoting good mental health is a priority.
The World Health Organisation’s definition of mental health and wellbeing is:
“ A state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”.
5 ways to Wellbeing
The Five ways to wellbeing are simple things that we can all do to improve our emotional health and wellbeing:
- Be active
- Take notice
- Keep learning
Connect: Spend time with family and friends. Enjoy doing things together and talking to each other.
Be active: It keeps you physically healthy, and makes you feel good
Take notice: Take a break to see how you feel. Relax and look around you or listen to music, take a few deep breaths.
Keep learning: Try something new. Try a new hobby, or learn about something just because it interests you.
Give: Do something for a friend or relation/adult, as well as making them feel good, it can make you feel good too!
Our Wellbeing Ambassadors are made up of a team of dedicated pupils all wanting to raise awareness of Mental Health and reduce the stigma attached to this subject.
Follow the link below to find out more about this fantastic team and all about the exciting projects they are involved with.