Five Ways to Wellbeing
At St Columba, we aim to nourish our physical and mental wellbeing by focusing on positive actions to maintain healthy bodies and minds. Our premise is based on prevention rather than cure. These are:
Making connections with others, including family, friends and work colleagues
Sharing common interests with others
Forging positive relationships and social skills.
The benefits of exercise, or rather the negative impacts of inactivity, are well documented and recognised as an integral part of physical and mental wellbeing.
‘Mindfulness’ and paying attention to others, and also to our behaviour and feelings
Slowing down to be in the present moment free of distractions
Being in control of our actions.
This concept includes an appreciation of nature and the cultivation of gratitude, positive self-talk, listening to others, and compassion.
Development of a deep spiritual connection with God.
Developing and cultivating a love of learning and awe of the unknown and optimism for the future
Developing creativity and new interests, and a habit of life-long learning.
Giving to others and the community as a whole
Giving to others through various means, such as time, help, love, genuine care and affection, laughter, support, care, kindness, friendship and selfless community service
These concepts are interwoven throughout the curriculum and Pastoral Care programs. Year Patrons and teachers are a valuable support structure for students. Other supporting agencies for use by students include:
Headspace Port Macquarie
Phone 02 6588 7300
Phone 02 6584 0200
Phone 1800 55 1800