Wellbeing initiatives: what they look like in practice and how the board is involved

Wellbeing can feel quite abstract, and knowing how to embed a culture of wellbeing can be tricky. Get an idea of what wellbeing initiatives look like in practice, and how you can monitor them to make sure they're having a real impact.

Last reviewed on 10 March 2021
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  1. Help your school develop a wellbeing culture
  2. What to bear in mind before you suggest a wellbeing initiative
  3. You’ll monitor wellbeing initiatives 
  4. Example: Charles Dickens Primary School
  5. Example: Young People's Academy
  6. Other initiatives that might work for your school

Our thanks to our associate education experts Julia Skinner and Pete Crockett, and to Dr Asha Patel, CEO and clinical psychologist of Innovating Minds, Cait Cooper of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and Rebecca Kaloo, co-chair of Charles Dickens Primary School, who helped us with this article.

Help your school develop a wellbeing culture

It's unlikely that wellbeing initiatives will work in your school unless you have this underlying culture.

How can our board start to develop this wellbeing culture?

2. Have wellbeing as an agenda item. The start of developing your culture is having it on your radar, and being willing to discuss staff and