An evidence-based framework, backed by research.
In the UK, we have a strong public health message on 5 fruit and vegetables a day.
What are these for happiness? What are the 5 things you can do every day to be happier?
The New Economics Foundation did a project for the government called the Foresight programme that involved lots of experts and drew on extensive scientific evidence from around the world. It came up with 5 positive actions that you can do every day to improve wellbeing in your life called the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’: Take Notice, Be Active, Connect, Keep Learning, Give.
The government now recommends this as a proven evidence-based approach to improve wellbeing.
INSIDE OUT has made this approach relevant and engaging for children with what we call the ‘5 Keys to Happiness’. Our evidence-based framework is used to improve wellbeing throughout the school and provides everyone with a common language for wellbeing education.
1. LOOK INSIDE
Inspire self reflection, focusing, being quiet, self calming
2. MOVE OUTSIDE
Promote non-competitive outdoor exercise
3. SHARE MORE
Encourage connection, teamwork and communication
4. BE CURIOUS
Stimulate growth mindsets, exploration, experimentation and making
5. BE KIND
Support an attitude of caring for oneself, others and the environment
Our 5 Keys to Happiness weave through everything we do.
They are launched during magical experiences, gain momentum through their application back at school, and are measured for their impact on learning behaviours, resilience and achievement over time.