What is a wellbeing champion?
A group of pupils were asked to volunteer to become Wellbeing Champions. The aim is to give pupils a voice and the chance to be involved in improving the mental health and wellbeing of their peers. They attended a few group sessions where they learnt about the importance of mental health and how to look after ourselves.
- They are friendly and approachable
- They are creative and enthusiastic
- They are reliable and interested in Mental Health Topic
The training was based around the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’…
GIVE- A simple act of kindness can help you feel good as well as helping others.
BE ACTIVE-Keeping your body active helps keep your mind healthy.
CONNECT-Spending time with others can give you a boost.
TAKE NOTICE-Take a look around you at your surroundings.
KEEP LEARNING-Learning new things can make you feel proud.
What will Wellbeing Champions do around school?
- Attend regular training sessions which outlines the role of a wellbeing champion
- Help with themed weeks- promoting awareness
- They have supported their peers and more vulnerable younger peers in the group
- To support Children’s Mental Health Week
- Assist in designing campaigns, surveys, posters or distributing information to forms within our school around the importance of Mental Health
- Sign post peers for support or speak to someone on their behalf with permission
- Have a voice at the student council meetings
- Share the wellbeing policy
- Inform curriculum needs
- Advertise themselves as wellbeing champions around school
- Deliver assemblies
- Time to talk clubs
If you would like to join our team, e-mail