5 Ways to Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a great place to start keeping mentally and physically well. The Five Ways are daily acts that can benefit your mental health and wellbeing and are embedded across the school.

All our children are taught about the Five Ways to Wellbeing in class and how these can impact on their physical and mental wellbeing.


Connecting is all about developing and nurturing your social relationships. Having a strong support network can help you through difficult times in life and can combat feelings of loneliness or isolation. In times like this, when you may be isolated for long periods of time, it is important to stay connected to friends and family. 

Be Active

Being active is a way of finding physical activity that you enjoy. Incorporating physical activity into your day to the best of your ability is an excellent way of developing your mental wellbeing and is something you can do to boost our mood.

Take Notice

Taking notice is reminding yourself to look at the small things in life, which is proven to improve mental wellbeing.

Keep Learning

Learning new things throughout your life is great for improving your self-acceptance and keeping mentally sharp. You could do this through trying something completely new or trying to return to activities you once did and have always meant to pick up again.


It is proven that people who volunteer their time in some way are much more likely to rate themselves as happy and feel more connected to their community. Now more than ever, acts of kindness can go a long way in helping yourself and others.

NHS 5 Ways to Wellbeing Activities

Click on the image below to see how Laurance Haines School celebrates children who practise the 5 ways to well-being through our Badges of Honour.