Why Make Wellbeing Visible?
Student wellbeing has become a focus of international education policy for global organizations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
With the challenge for schools to turn wellbeing policy into practice, schools need a scientific approach that enables them to build wellbeing in students, staff, parents and their community.
Designed by Dr. Lea Waters (AM, PhD), research professor and world expert in positive psychology, Visible Wellbeing™ (VWB) combines the science of wellbeing with the science of learning and teaching to make wellbeing visible in all classes and across co-curricular activities.
"When we feel good, we function well."
Prof. Lea Waters, AM PhD
An Evidence-Based Approach to Schoolwide Wellbeing
Visible Wellbeing is the culmination of 20 years of high-impact research in psychology and education conducted and published by Professor Lea Waters. At the core of VWB is the SEARCH framework, developed by Professor Waters from her large scale bibliometric analysis of over 18,000 journal articles.
Visible Wellbeing™ combines the science of wellbeing with the science of learning to achieve the three key goals of...
Helping students and staff to more clearly see their own and other’s wellbeing using VWB practices
Helping students and staff more systematically build wellbeing using the SEARCH framework
Facilitating learning through the Visible Wellbeing classroom process
How Can You Make Wellbeing Visible?
Visible Wellbeing is not a set curriculum; it's a flexible approach which can be applied across any subject matter, and in all contexts – early learning, primary, secondary, in extracurricular activities, and in the staff room.
The VWB techniques help teachers to use the learning process itself as a delivery mechanism to build student wellbeing. With the VWB approach, academic learning and wellbeing are truly integrated.
VWB aims to help everyone thrive at school. The training and techniques are equally relevant to faculty and staff as they are to students, as a way to build a culture of wellbeing across the entire school.
The VWB Partnerships also include a facilitated parent evening, helping the VWB techniques to have a positive impact at home as well as school.
How can you become a Visible Wellbeing School?
The SEARCH framework is delivered by Dr. Waters and her global team of trained facilitators (including us at Solros!) to bring wellbeing to life in practical and accessible ways.
There are three different ways you can connect with the Visible Wellbeing approach...
Which Program is Right for Your School?
Solros founder Kristin Lowe is a licensed Visible Wellbeing facilitator and can help you select the best fit program for your school's situation and objectives.
Please click the button below to complete a short interest form. We'll get right back to you with details about the various Visible Wellbeing options.