What is wellbeing? 

What is wellbeing? 

Evidence suggests that a small improvement in wellbeing can help to decrease some mental health problems and also help people to flourish. 

Wellbeing is more than just good health. 

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing observes that Wellbeing, put simply, is about ‘how we are doing’ 

The government have shared a document, produced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) on behalf of Foresight, which sets out 5 actions to improve personal wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing model looks at different components of wellbeing. To achieve wellbeing an individual needs success in each of the elements, and they are all equally important.  

  • Connect - Making time for relationships with friends, family and colleagues and elsewhere within your community. 
  • Be active - Exercising, physical activity and enjoying good health. 
  • Take notice - Being aware of the world around you and reflecting on your experiences. 
  • Keep learning - Trying new things and challenging yourself. 
  • Give - Doing something nice for others, volunteering, making yourself and others happy. 

Staff Wellbeing in Schools online training course 

This information has been taken from our new course on Staff Wellbeing in Schools which has been released to mirror Ofsted’s updated inspection framework

The course provides some specific suggestions for keeping yourself healthy in each of the five ways described above, both in and out of school. 

The course costs £18.50 to buy online or is included in our cost-effective online learning service – EduCare for Education.

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Supporting Staff Wellbeing in Schools Online Course

Staff wellbeing is of critical importance to schools, and whether you want to focus on your own wellbeing or are looking out for your colleagues, you will find information, guidance and support in this course. It considers the meaning of wellbeing, its impact on individuals and the workplace, common mental health issues and the causes of work-related stress. The course also explores what positive staff wellbeing means in practice, and how you can help to create it for yourself and your school.

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Supporting Staff Wellbeing in Schools Online Course

This five module course delivers five CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

  • The meaning of mental health and wellbeing
  • The cost of mental health problems
  • Common mental health problems
  • Creating a culture of positive staff wellbeing
  • Taking a holistic approach
  • Supporting colleagues
  • Scenarios & signposting support
  • Work-related stress

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Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People

After completing this course you will:

  1. Understand what mental health is in the context of the mental health continuum.
  2. Be able to identify some common issues faced by young people with regard to mental health.
  3. Recognise some of the signs and symptoms that indicate mental health issues in young people.
  4. Understand key risk factors that make some young people vulnerable to mental health issues.
  5. Learn about protective factors that build resilience in young people and some of the myths and stigma surrounding mental health issues.
  6. Pick up practical advice to help you support young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People

This course looks at mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people, highlighting some signs and symptoms, along with myths and the stigma associated with mental health issues.

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Supporting Staff Wellbeing in Schools Online Course

This five module course delivers five CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

  • The meaning of mental health and wellbeing
  • The cost of mental health problems
  • Common mental health problems
  • Creating a culture of positive staff wellbeing
  • Taking a holistic approach
  • Supporting colleagues
  • Scenarios & signposting support
  • Work-related stress

Additional information

Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People

After completing this course you will:

  1. Understand what mental health is in the context of the mental health continuum.
  2. Be able to identify some common issues faced by young people with regard to mental health.
  3. Recognise some of the signs and symptoms that indicate mental health issues in young people.
  4. Understand key risk factors that make some young people vulnerable to mental health issues.
  5. Learn about protective factors that build resilience in young people and some of the myths and stigma surrounding mental health issues.
  6. Pick up practical advice to help you support young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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