Wonderful Well-being

What is Wellbeing?

Sarah Stewart-Brown, professor of public health at the University of Warwick and a wellbeing expert, says: “Feeling happy is a part of mental wellbeing. But it’s far from the whole.“Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are all a part of mental wellbeing. Self-esteem and self-confidence are, too.“So is a feeling that you can do the things you want to do. And so are good relationships, which bring joy to you and those around you.“Of course, good mental wellbeing does not mean that you never experience feelings or situations that you find difficult,” says Professor Stewart-Brown. “But it does mean that you feel you have the resilience to cope when times are tougher than usual.”It can help to think about “being well” as something you do, rather than something you are. The more you put in, the more you are likely to get out.“No-one can give wellbeing to you. It’s you who has to take action,” says Professor Stewart-Brown.

At Barbara Priestman Academy, we are proud to have two Wellbeing champions for students:
Denise Murray, Deputy Head of Academy,
Glen Richardson, Assistant Head,

And two wellbeing leads for staff:
Steve Johnson, Head of Academy
Mark McNichol, Teacher

They can be contacted on 03339991453

To complete a personalised wellbeing profile, please click here.

Click the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ above to find out more.

You can also find out more through Mind and the NHS.