Wellbeing at St Martin's
Here at St Martin's Primary School, our vision is to 'encourage all aspects of the children’s development and to enable each child to fulfil his or her potential.' We understand that the mental wellbeing of our students, their families and our staff is essential to achieve this. We value the health and wellbeing of each member of our school community, so are committed to continuing and improving our mental health provision.
Latest evidence has identified 5 key actions, around the themes of social relationships, physical activity, awareness, learning, and giving, that will contribute to a positive mental health and wellbeing. The children have been learning about these actions and working to make small changes that can have big impacts.
- Connect: Strengthening relationships with others and feeling close to and valued by others, including at work, is critical to boosting wellbeing.
- Take Notice: Paying more attention to the present moment, to thoughts and feelings and to the world around, boosts our wellbeing.
- Give: Carrying out acts of kindness, whether small or large, can increase happiness, life satisfaction and general sense of wellbeing.
- Keep Learning: Being curious and seeking out new experiences at work and in life more generally positively stimulates the brain.
- Be Active: Being physically active, including at work, improves physical health and can improve mood and wellbeing and decrease stress, depression and anxiety.
Below you can find information and guidance to support mental health.
Have a look at the links below to get started on some wellbeing and mindfulness activities.
On the links below, there is a wealth of resources to support adults and children with mental wellbeing. Please do no hesitate to speak to someone at school if you are struggling or need support.