Wellbeing for Kids
Good wellbeing helps to grow happy and healthy kids. Having a good wellbeing means that children are feeling well both physically and mentally.
Wellbeing ranges from eating well to feeling well.
Some areas of wellbeing that might not always be on our minds are:
Sleep - this is an important aspect of feeling well. Not getting enough sleep or getting too much sleep can make children feel sluggish and unmotivated. Getting the recommended hours of sleep for their age group helps to set them up for a good day.
Cyber Safety - With more resources and technology online it is good to understand how to be safe online as well as knowing the impacts of social media, online news and access to the internet.
Sun Safety - Australia is known for their sunshine so making sure you and your family are sun safe is important!
Mental Health & Wellbeing - Different experiences and exposures impact a child's mental health. Mental health is a continuum meaning it may change day to day so it is always good to look out for signs and see how you can support your child or services that are available for help.
Bullying & Cyberbullying - Bullying and cyberbullying can be hard to spot and sadly are commonly experiences in school age children. Having open conversations with your children can help to build trust in the event they experience bullying as well as figure out the steps in addressing it.
Creative Kids – The NSW government has provided up to $100 per calendar year for children between the ages of 4.5-18 years to participate and express their creative side.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing School’s Creative Project is an art competition that helps to celebrate October’s Mental Health Month…