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Welcome to St Albans, Harpenden and Villages DSPL Website

Social, Emotional, Mental Health & Wellbeing


Wellbeing is about both feeling good and functioning well in your day to day life. The things that we do and the way that we think affects our wellbeing. There are five ways that we can boost our wellbeing:

  1. Connect… with people around you, with family,friends, colleagues and neighbours, at home, work, school, college and in your local community
  2. Be Active … go for a walk or a run. Step outside, cycle, play a game, dance, garden. Exercising makes you feel good
  3. Take Notice…be curious, catch sight of the beautiful, remark on the unusual, be aware of the world around you, what you are feeling – savour the moment
  4. Keep Learning … Try something new, discover a new interest, sign up for a course, learn to cook, paint, draw or play an instrument, challenge yourself
  5. Give …. Do something nice for a friend or a stranger, thank someone, smile, volunteer your time, get involved in your community

Improving wellbeing is proven to help with our physical health, our performance at school, college and work, improving our quality of life


CAMHS Mental Health Service and The Wellbeing Team provide child & adolescent mental health service

Young Minds provide advice on self-help and mental health/emotional well-being services

MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults

BoingBoing provides opportunities to learn about resilience. We run regular Resilience Forums, develop Resilience Frameworks, books and other materials, and offer training and talks on resilient approaches to life’s challenges.


Time to Change - let's end mental health discrimination


Leading Mental Health - In Hertfordshire Schools - Spring 2016

Leading Mental Health - In Hertfordshire Schools - Summer 2016

Leading Mental Health - In Hertfordshire Schools - Spring 2017

Leading Mental Health - In Hertfordshire Schools - Summer 2017


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