Mellor Community Primary School

Wellbeing Champions

Meet the Team

Say hello to the Wellbeing Champions!
We are 9 eager and enthusiastic children who are ready to help improve mental health and wellbeing at Mellor!
The Wellbeing Champions are a combination of Year 5 and 6 children who are committed to improve mental health and wellbeing at Mellor. We had to complete an application form and a short interview on why we would be effective wellbeing champions.
The Wellbeing Champions have to show many character traits including empathy, compassion, friendship and manners.
Our role includes helping other children on the playground using ELSA, thinking of new ways to improve wellbeing at Mellor and being role models to the other children. You can spot who we are by looking out for our lanyard!

We are passionate about supporting everyone and making every be the best they can be! 


Reports to Governors 22/23

Spring 22/23 Wellbeing Champions Update

For Christmas, we made care packages for a local care home to share some kindness! We put in shampoo, soap, gloves and socks. We wrapped them up into a nice package and wrote positive messages for them. We are all really proud of what we did. We created a home school challenge for the school which is an Eat Well plate and we shared this with the school. This has helped children choose a balanced diet and make healthy choices. We have been looking after children on the playground using ELSA. We have not had much practice at this but that is a good thing!

Autumn 22/23 Wellbeing Champions Update

We are 10 eager and enthusiastic children who are ready to help the school with their mental health and wellbeing! In our first meeting of the year, we met each other and talked about how to spend a £250 grant for an act of kindness. We are going to put together a care package for a local care home full of items such as board games and hot drink packets. We have created a home school challenge to encourage healthy eating by making the children create an Eat Well plate. This will be shared very soon! We will have lanyards so people know who we are and we will be trained to help other children on the playground. We cannot wait to help everyone in the school!

Report to Governors 21/22

Summer 21/22 - Wellbeing Champions Update

We have been really busy working on using our ELSA training for sorting out problems on the playground. Using ELSA, which is when we tell children to exhale, listen, share and agree a solution to their problem, has been really helpful in sorting out smaller problems. It has been really positive with the younger children who love being able to sort problems out themselves and build their independence. Also, we have agreed to use money from a Kindness Grant to create a hamper for our local care home. We will create a shoebox full of gifts such as tea and coffee sachets, books, seed packets and board games when we receive the money. Also, we wanted to raise money for a mental health charity, MIND, so we did a raffle for the Mellor staff. Jasmine kindly donated a hamper full of goodies! Doing all of these positive activities is definitely having a positive impact on everyone at Mellor which makes us feel great! 

Spring 21/22 - Wellbeing Champions Update

We have been busy organising Children’s Mental Health Week activities this half term. We have created a home school challenge which looks at eating healthy and sharing our healthy lifestyles. We thought of a BINGO card full of activities to help improve mental health in all the year groups. Also, we are making our mystery seed pots and these will be given out on the first day after half term. This will be a great surprise to all the children when they come back!  
We have been using Exhale, Listen, Share, Agree on the playground and it has been really helpful to the children. It has helped the children develop their character traits like independence. Our SPARKs performance this year has looked at dyslexia and has helped children understand that we are all special in our own way. 

Autumn 21/22 - Wellbeing Champions Update

This year, the wellbeing champions are working really hard to continue to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing! We have met several times already and thought of lots of ideas for the year. We have ordered wellbeing lanyards and got badges so everyone knows who we are. We have put together a wellbeing home school challenge about what we do “when the going gets tough” and these will be put on display to share some great ideas. Also, we have been trained in ELSA (Exhale, Listen, Share, Agree) to help sort out small problems on the playground - we look forward to helping as many children as possible. Our next projects include giving out mystery seeds to each class, helping develop the calm area and recording wellbeing videos to help everyone’s mental health! 

Projects 2022 - 2023

Kindness Grant 

We applied and were successful in achieving a kindness grant for £250! The Wellbeing Champions thought of and created care boxes for our local care home. This included gloves, socks and handmade written jokes and riddles! 


ELSA - Conflict Resolution 

The 2022-2023 Wellbeing Champions have recently been trained in using ELSA - Exhale, Listen, Share and Agree - to resolve small conflicts on the playground. This builds up independence and empathy. 

Raising money for Great British Legion
For Remembrance Day, Wellbeing Champions were involved in selling poppies to raise money. We raised around £250.99. 

Home School Challenges 

The Wellbeing Champions thought some exciting home school challenges! See below for more information.

Eat Well Plate - children were encouraged to create a meal which includes a balanced diet. 

Four wellbeing activities for half term - Healthy Eating, Showing Kindness, Thank you card and Tell a Joke! 

 Wellbeing Activity Tracker

The Wellbeing Champions have created an activity tracker for wellbeing. Once a child has completed a task, they can write their name or initials! Every little bit helps! 

5 Ways to Wellbeing Assembly

We have put together a wellbeing assembly based on the 5 ways to wellbeing. You can watch it below: 






Projects 2021 - 2022

"When The Going Gets Tough.." Display
Wellbeing Champions set a home school challenge for children to think about coping strategies for when they get stressed. These were put on a communal display.
Conflict Resolution
Wellbeing Champions have a lanyard to be identified. They are trained in ELSA  (Exhale, Listen, Share and Agree) to resolve conflicts on the playground.
Motivational quotes
Wellbeing Champions researched into motivational quotes and these are displayed outside each classroom.
Raising money for Great British Legion
For Remembrance Day, Wellbeing Champions were involved in selling poppies to raise money. We raised around £160.
Mystery Plant Pots
Wellbeing Champions researched into calming plants and each classroom have received a plant pot. Once they have flowered, they will be put into the calm area.

Fundraising - MIND charity

The Wellbeing Champions raised money for the mental health charity MIND. Jasmine kindly donated a hamper and we raised money through a raffle. We raised just under £100 for a great charity! 

 Wellbeing Champions on Twitter