Evidence suggests that a small improvement in wellbeing can help to decrease some mental health problems and also help people to flourish. This document, produced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) sets out 5 actions to improve personal wellbeing:
Year 6 'Secondary Ready Diaries'
To support the children's transition to secondary school and enhance mentoring opportunities during Year 6, each child has been provided with a Secondary Ready Diary. The diary includes targets in preparing children for Year 7 (which has been created alongside a local secondary school's Head of Year 7) and pages for the children to explore their thoughts, feelings and emotions about their transition. During the summer term, Year 5 children will be provided with a similar diary to support their mentoring work in school.
Useful links and resources
Here are a number of websites and resources (for both adults and children) which look to promote the emotional, social and mental wellbeing of young people:
The Art of Being Brilliant
On Tuesday 6th March 2018, four Year 6 representatives from the School Council joined the Kyra Kids East Council to participate in a workshop looking at promoting resilience and happiness. They became 'Happiness Ambassadors' and will be delivering an assembly to the whole school during the Summer Term. The Pig of Happiness video really illustrates what we are trying to do...