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Wellbeing

Supporting schools with conversations about wellbeing and building resilience

Wellbeing

Supporting schools with conversations about wellbeing and building resilience

We have been hearing how teachers have been impressed by the resilience displayed by the children and young people they work with, and that this life-skill should be celebrated. It's also clear that students' wellbeing is going to remain a focus area for the majority of schools.

87% of teachers we spoke to as part of a recent OUP Educational Research Forum survey said that support for students' mental health and wellbeing was a priority for their school this year with 70% agreeing that was only going to increase in importance in future.

We hope you find these resources helpful. We will be adding to these over the coming weeks with practical resources and guidance from experts.

Resources for parents

Resources for teachers

Evidencing the value of a wellbeing focus

An impact study* undertaken by Dr. Ariel Lindorff at the Department of Education, Oxford University, concluded that there is convincing evidence of a relationship between wellbeing and academic attainment.                                                  

The study also showed strong evidence that whole-school approaches to promoting wellbeing can have positive effects on a wide range of other student outcomes, including mental health, self-efficacy, self-esteem and motivation, and lower dropout and behaviour.

* The impact study drew on research conducted in a wide range of countries (UK, China, Chile, Australia, France, Germany, Bhutan, Mexico, Peru and published over the last 10 years.)