5 Ways to Improve Wellbeing in the Classroom

To help promote awareness around mental health and wellbeing, we’ve brought together some of the prompts schools have published in their 2024/25 school planners. 

Each year we create over 500,000 student planners/journals/diaries/agendas for over 1,200 schools worldwide, providing a unique insight into what mental health information educationalists are choosing to focus on.

Here are some of the highlights…

  • Encourage movement and exercise. Regular physical activity has been shown to improve mood, focus, and overall wellbeing. Incorporating exercise and movement breaks into the classroom routine can help students to stay energised and focused.
  • Foster positive relationships. Building strong relationships between students and teachers can help create a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Encourage students to interact positively with each other and provide opportunities for teamwork and collaboration.
  • Promote mindfulness and relaxation. Teach students mindfulness techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, and visualisation to help them manage stress and anxiety. Regular breaks for relaxation and mindfulness can improve focus and reduce stress levels.
  • Encourage healthy eating habits. Providing healthy snacks and educating students about the benefits of nutritious food can help to improve their overall health and well-being. Encouraging students to bring healthy snacks from home and promoting healthy eating habits can positively impact their learning experience.
  • Foster a positive classroom culture. Create a positive classroom culture by promoting respect, kindness, and empathy. Encourage students to express their feelings, provide opportunities for open communication, and actively encourage a positive, supportive atmosphere. By fostering a positive classroom culture, students will feel more confident, motivated, and engaged in their learning.

Penstripe has provided learning and wellbeing content in Student Planners for well over 30 years.  To review how your student’s planners can support all-year-round conversations about mental health, please visit our Student Planners page.