At Horley Infant School, we value the importance of creating as many opportunities to exercise mental well health for our children, our children’s parents and carers and also our staff and we have a Mental Health First Aider in school to support us with this.
We have used the Surrey “Wheel of Well-being” format as a handy way to think about things everyone can do to help improve their mood, reduce the risk of depression, strengthen relationships, and even add up to seven years to their life. The Wheel is made up of six different steps as we appreciate that everybody has different needs and interests. Why not start off with one area and see how you get on? And then try a different one if you’re feeling the benefit!
The Wheel of Wellbeing can also be used in your everyday work life to help improve your mood and reduce stress. Click on each of the segments to find out how to incorporate the six stages into your daily life.
Additionally, the following Surrey directories have a list of services and activities available in Surrey – many of which support the Wheel of Well-being’s actions. Take a look and maybe you’ll be inspired:
– Family Information Service:Find registered childcare, family activities, holiday clubs, parenting courses and support groups near you
– Surrey Information Point: Information on services, activities and organisations for adults in Surrey
– Surrey Adult Learning: Free courses for adults with, as well as those recovering from, mild to moderate mental wellbeing difficulties.
You can get more well-being tips, activities to try and places to visit by visiting the WoW Yourself website. You can even create your own account to monitor your personal progress.
Body: Be Active
Mind: Keep Learning
Place: Take Notice
If you would like paper copies for any of the information on our website, please contact the school office