Comberton Primary School believe that the emotional health and well-being of everyone is really important and that if we are not emotionally healthy and if we do not feel good, we will not be able to learn effectively.
To help promote emotional health and well-being and remind everybody of its importance, we have eight emotional well-being champions from Year 5 and Year 6.
The Wellbeing Champions meet regularly with Mrs Shelton, our Family Support Worker to discuss, plan and do activities to promote and remind everyone of the importance of wellbeing.
There are some simple things that everyone can do that can help boost moods and keep you happy. They're easy to do and don't have to cost a penny.
They're known as the 5 ways to wellbeing and they are:
- keep active
- take notice
- keep learning
Primary aged children
Here are some ideas of how you can fit the 5 ways into everyday life for primary school children aged 5 to 11.
- dance to your favourite song
- walk a dog
- hula hoop
- join a sports team
- play a game in the playground
- walk or cycle to school
- help in the garden
- run a race with friends
- make up your own sport
- look what you can see out of your window and how it changes
- paint or draw a picture of what you've seen today
- think about how you are feeling today
- listen to the sounds of nature like the wind and rain
- play I spy
- notice how your friends or family are feeling today
- talk to your friends and family
- help a friend or neighbour
- eat a meal with your family
- make a new friend
- say hello
- bake some cakes and share them
- learn a new word each day
- visit a museum or art gallery
- try out a musical instrument
- do a word search
- try a new food
- learn to cook a new recipe
- study an animal or bug
- visit a new place
- write a story or song
- smile and say thank you
- make a homemade present or card for no reason
- hold a door open for someone
- give someone you love a hug
- send your old toys to a charity shop
- share with others
- help around the house - wash the dishes or do some dusting
- listen to someone else and how they are feeling
Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 will take place from 6-12 February 2023.
This year’s theme is Let’s Connect.
Let’s Connect is about making meaningful connections. People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing.
For Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, we’re encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.
A message from the Duchess of Cambridge
“This year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is all about expressing yourself – about finding creative ways in which to share your thoughts, ideas and feelings. So whether that’s through photography, through art, through drama, through music or poetry – it’s finding those things that makes you feel good about yourself."
“And while this is Children’s Mental Health Week there has never been a more important time to talk about parental well-being and mental health too. This is a hugely challenging time for us all so please look after yourself too. Find those ways in which to share your thoughts and your feelings or find someone to talk to because we really do need to be the very best versions of ourselves for the children in our care.”