Why Is Wellbeing Important To A Child?

A child’s wellbeing is important for many reasons. 

It helps them to feel happy and secure, and can contribute to their physical health, mental wellbeing and everyday life.

A child who has awareness and feels good about themselves is more likely to do well at school and in later life.

The Importance Of Wellbeing

There are many things that can affect a child’s wellbeing, including their home life, their relationships with friends and family, and their experiences at school.

It is important to remember that each child is different and will respond differently to different situations.

Some children may struggle with their wellbeing if they have experienced something traumatic, such as abuse or neglect. If you are worried about a child or pupils wellbeing, it is important to talk to someone who can help, such as a doctor or a counsellor.

Good Relationships

There are many things you can do to support a child’s wellbeing.

You can spend time talking and playing with them, help them to feel included and valued, and encourage them to express their feelings.

You can also promote wellbeing by teaching children about healthy eating, why getting enough sleep is important, physical activity, and emotional regulation.

Helping children to understand and manage their emotions can be a key part of promoting wellbeing.

Staff Wellbeing, Mental Health & Physical Health

When it comes to a child’s wellbeing in school, staff wellbeing is equally as important.

This is because children are easily influenced and can sense when a teacher or support worker is feeling stressed. A calm and positive environment at school can help to promote a child’s wellbeing.

There are many things that schools can do to support children’s wellbeing, such as having a dedicated wellbeing team, providing counselling services, and running mindfulness programmes.

It is important to remember that every child is different and will need different support in order to thrive.

There are, however, some general tips that can help to promote wellbeing in all children. These include:

  • Encouraging children and pupils to express their feelings, in their own words
  • Helping children and pupils to understand and manage their emotions
  • Staff and family member(s) should be encouraged to spend time talking and playing with them, helping to build a trusting relationship
  • Making sure each child and pupil feels included and valued
  • Teaching young people about healthy eating, physical activity, and emotional regulation

Some children however, don’t like to talk about or discuss their feelings and sometimes don’t even know where to begin to seek help or how to express themselves.

mySchoolWellbeing Platform

The mySchoolWellbeing platform has been designed to connect parents, guardians and carers to the school community, in order to support the wellbeing of all pupils, parents, carers, teaching staff and support staff.

Within the web based platform are three modules:

  • Parent Voice
  • Pupil Voice
  • Staff Wellbeing

Let’s learn more about the pupil voice module below.

School Age Children

Pupil voice is a module within the mySchoolWellbeing platform that provides important information and insights into pupils‘ wellbeing.

As a head teacher, having such information at your fingertips is critical and can offer a lifeline to pupils who attend schools in uk.

The pupil survey only takes seconds to complete and can offer a quick and easy way to identify any areas which require improvement, from a pupils perspective. 

An improvement area can be offering mental health support, physical health support etc.

Download our free sample pupil voice report via our website and start to make a positive change to your educational environment.


Improving the school’s wellbeing will not just benefit individuals, but it will also contribute to the development of a better educational setting, by engaging parents and pupils.

Contact Us

If you are looking for new skills to develop within the educational environment that will benefit adults, pupils and teachers, the mySchoolWellbeing platform offers guidance in areas that can be developed.

Call our experts today to discover how our platform can help create positive wellbeing in schools.


Published: 24th June 2022

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