What is HWB?
Under the banner of Health and Wellbeing we include physical health, mental health and healthy eating. These three areas of health and wellbeing are equally important; we need to consider all of them to have a healthy life.
Why is it important?
- Allows pupils to regulate their emotions
- Allows pupils to develop resilience which supports better mental health
- Enables pupil to access information and support
- Leaves pupils free to concentrate in class and complete work
- Link between wellbeing and academic performance
- Link between wellbeing and future life chances
- Pupils need to maintain positive health and wellbeing in order to achieve their potential in school and in the wider community.
Support we offer
Support can be targeted to meet individual needs but overall our aim is to empower our young people to take control of their health and equip them with the necessary tools to maintain their own positive wellbeing.
There a few things we are going to focus on regarding healthy eating to help us to understand it better and to help us to reach some healthy eating goals
- Breakfast club – possibly the most important meal of the day. We will have a breakfast club where pupils will come to home economics and make their own breakfast (supervised). Cereal, porridge, toast, fruit will be available – healthy items with information on why this will help them to concentrate and have energy throughout the day.
- Engaging with some of our local food business owners and employees better to have a relationship where our pupils can have short bursts of work experience to learn different skills in the food and hospitality industry.
- Healthy eating cookery workshops for parents and pupils to cook healthy food together to encourage them to do more of this at home.
The government’s Dietary Goals for Scotland 2016 (to encourage pupils to eat and drink foods that will maintain a healthy lifestyle and meet the national goals) will drive these initiatives.
All pupils from S1-S5 participate in at least 2 periods of PE per week. Pupils als have many opportunities to take part in lots of sports and physical activities in the form of lunchtime and after school clubs as well as one-off events. We work to address barriers that may be preventing pupils from participating in physical activity.
Meeting the needs of our pupils and therefore supporting their emotional needs remains a key priority for the REACH programme. The team work alongside class teachers, SLT, Pupil Support and Support for Learning to ensure all of our learners have the necessary tools to fulfil their potential.
Support is tailored to meet the needs of the individual and takes many forms. Some examples of what we do around emotional wellbeing include:
- Wellbeing groups
- Peer support
- Access to helpful resources
- 1:1 support
- Mental Health First Aid
- Target setting meetings
- Charity based support
- Leadership opportunities
- Wider achievement opportunities
NHS materials including leaflets, CD’s and booklets, SAMH and LAMH materials.