At its most basic level, wellbeing is when you’re feeling good and functioning well. It includes feeling physically and mentally well, spiritually aware or connected, and that your life is worthwhile and has purpose.
And the thing is, wellbeing has a multiplier effect. When you’re happy and well, you’re more likely to experience positive relationships with others, a feeling of control over your life and a sense of purpose. By looking after your wellbeing, you’re able to support your students, their parents and other members of the school faculty.
The good news is that you can work on improving your resilience and wellbeing, as well as that of your whole school community. Research demonstrates that there are five key areas to focus on.