Learning and developing skills of happiness and well-being has a hugely positive impact on our productivity and our ability to live life to the full.
Furthermore, there is a growing body of scientific evidence regarding the benefits of happiness and well-being in relation to the performance of individuals and institutions. There is endless proof that learning to adopt positivity, developing inner resourcefulness and setting out to become caring individuals with a sense of responsibility towards others, helps us to be happy, successful and strong.
Our Well-being programme uses tutorial sessions, supported by an informative and motivational lecture series, to teach skills in happiness and well-being.
Benefits to students
- Learning to feel happy and proud of the person they are, adopting an approach of optimism and positive psychology.
- Holding clear and informed values, standing up for what they believe to be right and having the confidence to make sound judgements and decisions.
- Celebrating and developing their strengths rather than dwelling on their weaknesses.
- Showing a caring and giving attitude to others, having a sense of responsibility for the self-esteem and well-being of those around them.
- Understanding the importance of finding the time for stillness in their lives, developing quiet self-awareness and mindfulness in order that they can find a sense of peace and acceptance.
Dr Nick Baylis recently spoke to Sixth Formers about strategies to overcome fears and how to deal with challenging times.
Recently we launched the eight week Mindfulness In Schools programme, a course designed to focus attention on what is happening right now rather than being distracted by what has or might happen.
We also have a Well-being: Well-doing slot in the timetable where Sixth Formers can opt into activities designed to aid relaxation such as a visit to the coast.