Wellbeing Hub

Physical Health and Safety

Physical wellbeing is strongly linked to mental wellbeing, and it’s important that children and young people learn about the role of exercise, healthy eating and healthy habits as part of good health.

Teachers should give their pupils opportunities to understand the importance of recognising and managing factors that may influence physical and mental health. They should encourage them to explore the range of influences that can have both a positive and negative impact on all aspects of their health and safety.

Primary Resources

Living. Learning. Together.
This comprehensive programme provides seven themed colour-coded units for each primary school year from Year 1 to Year 7 – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. It suggests learning activities and methodologies for teachers. Each coloured unit identifies a PDMU statutory requirement and curriculum theme that is developed through suggested learning activities. The yellow units are particularly useful for this topic.

Growing for the Future
This month-by-month resource for primary schools promotes healthy eating, food production and outdoor activity.

Post-Primary Resources

Insync explores Personal Development issues at Years 8, 9 and 10. Specific themes – Feelings and Emotions, Managing Influences and Making Decisions, and Self-Concept – address the messages associated with positive mental health.

Teen Building
This Home Economics resource can help post-primary pupils enhance their wellbeing through understanding good food choices and learning practical cookery skills.

Special Educational Needs Resources

Every Sport for Everyone
There is an overwhelming amount of scientific evidence on the positive effects of sport and physical activity in supporting wellbeing. This resource helps teachers and coaches to adapt several sports to include all players, with and without a disability.

Special Educational Needs: Severe/Moderate Learning Difficulties
For learners with cognitive learning difficulties, the following thematic units focus on developing understanding of personal development at an appropriate level.

To Be Me: Thematic Units
These units for primary aged learners support teachers in the planning, teaching and assessing of Personal Development and Mutual Understanding within the curriculum.

Post-Primary LLW Units
This range of LLW units for post-primary aged learners allows them to explore some of the issues and challenges that will face them as independent adults.

Primary, Post-Primary and SEN Resources

Drugs Education: Revised Guidance
This guidance outlines drugs education issues and provides a context for how and why schools should address them. It also helps schools create a meaningful drugs education policy, and helps principals and teachers manage potentially challenging situations.