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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School

Our wellbeing focus this week is - Connect

Our wellbeing focus this week is - Connect


There is strong evidence that indicates that feeling close to, and valued by, other people is a fundamental human need and one that contributes to functioning well in the world.

It’s clear that social relationships are critical for promoting wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental ill health for people of all ages.


Ideas for connecting- adults

Talk to someone instead of sending an email

Ask how someone’s weekend was and really listen what they tell you

Put five minutes aside to find out how someone really is

Connect with your neighbours

Meet a friend for a coffee

Join a book club


Ideas for connecting- children

Meet a friend at the park for a game

Arrange a play date or sleep over

  • Switch off the telly/devices and play a board game as a family
  • Join a youth club

Did you know? Having a network of social connections or high levels of social support has been shown to increase our immunity to infection, lower our risk of heart disease and reduce mental decline as we get older. Not having close personal ties has been shown to pose significant risks for our health.