WELLBEING - hauora
Feeling good and functioning well - Huppert
Wellbeing is crucial in our lives - we all want to feel that we belong, we're included and accepted.
Seligman believes there are five foundational pillars to wellbeing:
Positive emotions (some describe this as happiness)
Meaning and purpose
Professor Sir Mason Durie ,1995).
Te Whare Tapa Whā has four foundational walls:
Te Taha Hinengaro (psychological health)
Te Taha Wairua (spiritual health)
Te Taha Tinana (physical health)
Te Whānau (family health)
Strategies that enable staff wellbeing
Some effective strategies and practices include:
Regular conversations about wellbeing with staff
Leaders being approachable and open to discuss issues around workload and how to collectively manage this
Flexible spaces and places to work from when on release
Wellbeing as a regular agenda item on meetings
Individual/group coaching to support the wellbeing of teachers and leaders
Having a well-being team that is able to support a planned approach.
Aroha mai Mindful Movers