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SMILE - Our Wellbeing Approach

SMILE stands for Socialise, Move, Interest, Learn and Engage. SMILE is an approach developed at Forest Oak School and adopted by Merstone School to support the emotional health and wellbeing of our whole school community. It is based on the 'NHS 5 ways to wellbeing'. Our aim is to empower our school community to become architects of their own emotional health and wellbeing within an enabling environment.

The principles of the approach are: building emotional resilience for all, promoting good mental health that leads to good life outcomes, listening to each other, care, concern and respect for everyone and kindness and gratitude.