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Wellbeing advent calendars

Practical tools for support

This resource covers:

Our wellbeing advent calendars provide an opportunity for your pupils to learn different activities that will help them look after their mental health over winter. We've also included one for staff as we recognise how important it is for you to look after your wellbeing too!

Thanks to feedback from our Teacher Insight Group, we’ve included multiple versions of the calendars to make it easier for you to use, print and share them. You’ll find both a PDF and JPEG version to download. We’ve also changed the dates of the staff calendar to run alongside the pupil calendars, rather than during the Christmas break.

Primary school wellbeing calendar 2023


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Secondary school wellbeing calendar 2023


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Staff wellbeing calendar 2023


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Tell us about your wellbeing countdown

We love seeing how you use your wellbeing advent calendar!

So don't forget to share your pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by tagging @YoungMindsUK and using the hashtag #360Advent.

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