What is Wellbeing?
Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) uses 8 words to describe what it looks like when things are going well for children and young people. These 8 words re called the Wellbeing Indicators.
You have the right to be safe and healthy. You should be respected and included, nurtured and responsible. And you should get all the encouragement you need to be active, and to achieve things in your life.
These words help you, your family, or someone helping you, to talk about how things are going in your life. Using the Wellbeing Indicators helps everyone think about what you need in all areas of your life, and makes sure nothing is forgotten about by only looking at 1 or 2 things.
To find out more about the Wellbeing Indicators click on the words below.
Wellbeing is different for everyone
The 8 Wellbeing Indicators will mean different things to different people. Achieving might be something really big like winning a competition, or it might be anaging your homework without help, moving up a reading level, or feeling confident about speaking in a group.
By talking about the 8 Wellbeing Indicators the idea is that young people, parents, teachers and other people like health staff or sometimes social workers, can see where there a child, young person or parent might need some help, and find ways to help get things back on track.
The Wellbeing Wheel can be used to help discuss any worries a child or young person might have with somebody they trust.
Watch this video to hear Sarah and David talk more about Wellbeing:
We asked children and young people across Aberdeenshire what wellbeing means to them.
This is what they told us: