Throughout the Easter Holidays, our Spot the Signs and Emotional Wellbeing (STSEW) project were invited to deliver their Five Ways to Wellbeing workshop as part of Herts Sports Partnership’s Fit, Fed & Read holiday programme.

Aimed at children aged between 8-11 years old who are eligible for free school meals, the programme tackles the inequalities evident in disadvantaged young people’s physical and mental health, and educational attainment.

In total, STSEW delivered seven workshops across Hertfordshire to over 90 children. The aim of the Five Ways to Wellbeing workshop is to introduce five basic strategies grounded in research that children and young people can use to maintain and improve their wellbeing. Feedback from children about the workshops included: “The games were really fun!” and “I enjoyed learning how to look after my wellbeing.”

As well as our workshop, the children also engaged in healthy eating and nutrition based games with Hertfordshire Catering Ltd, creative writing with Hertfordshire Libraries and learnt all about fire and community safety with Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service.

For more information about the Fit, Fed & Read programme and how to sign up, visit:

To find out more about our STSEW project and the training and workshops we offer, please visit our Spot the Signs & Emotional Wellbeing page