Wellbeing Resources

National Literacy Trust research shows that children who enjoy reading are three times more likely to have good mental wellbeing than children who don’t enjoy reading.

The Trust has worked with children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, to produce a series of free wellbeing-themed teaching resources for primary schools, secondary schools and parents.

The resources for Primary Schools include:

  • A wellbeing assembly PowerPoint
  • Teachers’ notes to help you deliver the assembly
  • A book list with titles for children organised in age ranges 0-3, 3-5, 5-7 and 7-11, including:
  • Yoga Babies by Fearne Cotton
  • Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna
  • The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

The resources for Secondary schools include:

  • A wellbeing assembly PowerPoint
  • Teachers’ notes to help you deliver the assembly
  • A book list including titles for children which includes young adult titles, including:
  • Wonder by R J Palacio
  • Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson
  • Blame My Brain by Nicola Morgan

The resources for Parents include:

  • Top tips for parents to help their children have a happy and healthy outlook on life
  • A book list with books for all ages including very young children
  • More activities, book suggestions and tips on Words for Life

To find out more and download click here