What does this mean? Pupils and staff to spend Wednesday each week trying new ideas to look after themselves and others. No schoolwork unless you want to teach yourself something new.
- Build connections with people around you. Good relationships are important for your wellbeing.
- Be active – boost your energy and mood by doing something active. Being active is not only good for your physical health and fitness it is also good for your mental wellbeing.
- Mindfulness – be curious about the world and savour the moment. Some people call this mindfulness. Mindfulness can help you enjoy your life more.
- Keep learning – learn something new, something fun to boost your confidence and have fun. Learning new skills can boost your mental wellbeing.
- Act of kindness – do something nice for someone. Acts of kindness can help improve your wellbeing.
Let us start next Wednesday with …
‘Acts of Kindness’
■ Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while
■ Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them
■ Make a cup of tea for someone you live with
■ Help with a household chore at home
■ Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them
■ Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up
■ Send an inspirational quote to a friend
■ Contact someone you haven’t seen in a while and arrange a phone catch up
■ Reach out to call a friend, family member or neighbour who is experiencing loneliness or self-isolation
■ Donate to a charity
■ Lend your ear – call a friend and ask how they’re finding the change in routine
■ Donate to food banks
■ Offer support to vulnerable neighbours
Let us know your ideas that we can all try to support our well-being. Each week we will ask you to share some of your ideas to support our well-being. What did you do on Well-being Wednesday? Were you kind to someone, were you active, did you learn something new and fun? Send us your photos and advice and we will publish as many as we can in our blog or on our website.
Send your photos and ideas for Well-being Wednesdays to firstname.lastname@example.org