Gordon Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1SA, UK



SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary School

'We show our love for God in the way we treat each other. Together we follow Jesus by learning and sharing our gifts'


The following steps have been researched and developed by the New Economic Foundation.  Building these five steps into our everyday life we can improve our well-being.  These steps can be used and adapted to suit children, young people and adults of all ages.

  • žWith the people around you at home, work, school or in your local community.
  • žSpend quality time with friends and family.
  • žTalk to neighbours and colleagues.
  • žTry and make new friends.
  • žGet involved in local community groups or social activities.
  • žOrganise play dates for your child.
  • žEnrol your child in clubs so they can make new friends.
  • žBuilding and maintaining relationships is an important part of wellbeing.
  • žWalk, scoot or cycle to school.
  • žTake your child to the park and play some games with them.
  • žTake the stairs rather than the lift.
  • žDo some gardening. 
  • žDance to your favourite music.
  • žPick an activity you enjoy and suits your level and you are more likely to stick with it.
  • žEncourage your child to take a sport or join an activity club.
  • žBeing active lifts your mood and increases your energy levels.
  • žTake time to slow down, be still, reflect and savour the moment.
  • žBe aware of what’s going on in the world around you: the everyday and the unusual.
  • žSpend time with your child noticing the sunsets, patterns in the clouds, the rainbows, the changing seasons.
  • žBe curious. Savour your favourite food.
  • žSpend time outdoors in parks and natural spaces, notice and breathe in the beauty of the natural world around you.
  • žReflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.
  • žEmbrace new experiences, see challenges as opportunities. 
  • žSet goals and learn something new.
  • žTake your child to the library or visit a museum together.
  • žTeach your child new skills like cooking and try out a new recipe.
  • žResearch something you’re interested in.
  • žLearn a new word or a random fact.
  • žTake up a new hobby or rediscover an old one.
  • žLearning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.
  • žYour time, your words, your presence.
  • žDo something nice for a friend.
  • žThank someone.
  • žSmile.
  • žVolunteer your time.
  • žRaise money for charity.
  • žBe a good role model.
  • žTake action to improve your neighbourhood.
  • žJoin a community group.
  • žTake time to listen to someone.
  • žHelping others can make you feel happier.