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Wellbeing – What does it mean?


Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.

Emotional wellbeing – this includes being happy and confident and not anxious or depressed.

Psychological wellbeing – this includes the ability to be autonomous, problem-solve, manage emotions, experience empathy, be resilient and attentive.

Social wellbeing – has good relationships with others and does not have behavioural problems, that is, they are not disruptive or violent.

Our Whole School Approach to Mental Health The Expert Parent’s Guide to Childhood Anxiety

In school we have a Wellbeing/Mental Health Lead – Helen Ellison.

If you have any concerns do not hesitate to contact her for support.

Access Support

Further Information

Tips for everyday living from Mind.org

Improve mental wellbeing from the NHS

Mind Washington

Sunderland Counselling Service

Papy ‘R’ Us – A national organisation focused around suicide prevention for young people.

Mental Health Matters – A large organisation that offers a number of services in Sunderland including Service User Voice Group and Advocacy Services.

Is your child Depressed?

Find out more via the NHS about the signs of depression in children.