Wellbeing action plans are an evidence-based approach to promoting wellbeing. They can be used by children or adults and give a clear, simple framework for staying well.
This course gives you an overview of the different elements of a wellbeing action plan and some clear pointers for developing an effective plan. The framework provided can help to clarify your thoughts and actions whether it’s your own wellbeing that you’re looking to promote or if you’re supporting a pupil or colleague. The process of writing the plan is every bit as important as actually implementing it and this is especially true when it comes to planning ahead for the holidays with more vulnerable pupils.
This course is suitable for anyone interested in developing a wellbeing action plan for themselves or in supporting a child or adult to write one.
The course has been developed and delivered by Dr Pooky Knightsmith, a mental health expert who has supported hundreds of adults and children to develop wellbeing action plans through workshops and also through her book “The Mentally Health Schools Workbook” which has an entire chapter dedicated to supporting staff to develop wellbeing action plans.
Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She is the author of several books, and is a former chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. She runs Creative Education alongside her husband and Mother-in-Law.