WHAT IS WELLBEING?
There are a number of definitions of wellbeing, some of which are outlined below.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines wellbeing as
"the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy."
According to the World Health Organisation;
"mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully,
and is able to make a contribution to her or his community."
The NHS Moodzone states "mental wellbeing means feeling good –
both about yourself and about the world around you.
It means being able to get on with life in the way you want."
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
NHS Moodzone states that "paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing."
This awareness is also called "mindfulness".
Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better.
According to mindful.org mindfulness is;
"the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing,
and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us."
Studies have shown that teaching mindfulness to children can improve emotion regulation, mood, empathy, confidence and self-esteem, coping and social skills and the ability to pay attention and focus.
WHAT IS GROWTH MINDSET?
We constantly learn new things throughout or lives – reading, writing, riding a bike and driving a car - our learning never stops.
Learning something new can be difficult so it can be tempting to give up.
Or believe trying to learn something new is pointless.
This is a fixed mindset way of thinking.
A growth mindset sees things differently and says I can’t do that yet - but I will be able to.
Someone with a growth mindset understands that by practicing repeatedly we’re able to
master the skills we need to achieve, accomplish and learn.