Pupil Health and Wellbeing

Children’s wellbeing is always at the absolute centre of everything that we do at Alverton. Our focus on children’s mental health and wellbeing is based around “The Five Ways to Wellbeing” right across the school. This is a set of really simple actions everyone can take which have been shown to improve wellbeing. They are easy to remember and, as well as making you feel better in the moment, can also help build good mental health for the future. 

There are five principles:

Connect – connecting with the people around us is a great way to remind ourselves that we’re important and valued by others.

Be Active – we know that there’s a link between staying active and positive mental health and wellbeing and by regularly engaging in some form of exercise we can look after our mental and physical health at the same time.

Take Notice – taking notice of our thoughts, emotions and surroundings is a great way to stay present and pay attention to our needs while taking notice of things we’re grateful for, big or small, is a great way to boost our mood and appreciate our surroundings.

Keep Learning – learning new things is a good way to boost our self confidence, which in turn improves our mental health and wellbeing.

Give – research has found a link between doing good things for other people and an increase in wellbeing.