Me & My Wellbeing: What Is Wellbeing to Me?

How can I feel better on the inside?

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7-8 8-9 9-10 10-11


Wellbeing and resilience Identity and diversity


Lesson plan


60 minutes

Pupils aged 7–11 will explore how they really feel in this activity-led lesson plan – while also considering how they can help their friends to feel better. After considering things that make them feel happy or grateful, pupils will be invited to write a letter to a classmate who is having a bad day, supporting them with kind words to improve their wellbeing. The lesson ends with group reflection and discussion on the importance of wellbeing.

What Is Wellbeing to Me? is part of Me & My Wellbeing, a set of five 60-minute learning resources for pupils aged 5–11 that explore key personal development themes. Developed for Dreamachine by A New Direction, this eight-page PDF lesson plan includes plenty of prompts for discussions, plus links and resources for further learning.

Lesson plan

Curriculum links

Personal, Social & Health Education: Health and Wellbeing
Key Stage: KS2

Northern Ireland:
Personal Development and Mutual Understanding
Key Stages: KS1, KS2

Health and Wellbeing
Social Studies
Levels: First Level, Second Level

Health and Wellbeing, Humanities, Expressive Arts
Progression Steps: PS2, PS3