This Wellbeing Hub shows how the Northern Ireland Curriculum promotes the learning and development of skills that support pupils’ wellbeing and mental health. It also supports the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Framework for Children and Young People in Education that’s being developed collaboratively by the Departments of Education and Health, the Public Health Agency, the Health and Social Care Board, and the Education Authority (EA).
Here, you’ll find a range of helpful and relevant learning activities, including CCEA resources, and links to other organisations that support the objectives of the curriculum. We’ve also listed some of the CCEA qualifications with specification content that can support the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. Please choose a topic below to find out more.
The EA has created a dedicated section on its School Development Service Portal to support school wellbeing through the Education Restart programme. It includes specific wellbeing resources aimed at supporting pupils, school staff and school leaders who are returning after COVID-19 lockdown and school closures.
If it’s your first time using the School Development Service Portal, you’ll need to create an account using your C2k email address. Please go to the EA’s create an account page and use invite code 52z44M to activate your account.
Covid-19 and Active Citizenship
CCEA has updated its existing Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Active Citizenship teaching and learning resources to explore the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on young people and their wellbeing, particularly through issues such as social distancing and limitations on gatherings.
Global Learning and Wellbeing
Global Learning NI and the British Council Connected Classrooms Programme are offering free online workshops which address Wellbeing through Outdoor and Virtual Learning. They include active and participatory learning activities and provide practical tips.
The Global Pandemic: Rethinking Global Learning and Wellbeing
Thursday 12th November 3.30 – 5.30pm
Building Student Resilience through Virtual and Outdoor Learning
Thursday 19th November 3.30 – 5.30pm
Active and Participatory Learning: Sharing Practice
Thursday 10th December 3.30pm – 5.30pm