The Wellbeing Buddies

The Wellbeing Buddies are a set of 8 characters representing the 8 different wellbeing indicators introduced by the Scottish Government, often referred to by their initial letters SHANARRI (safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included).

Play Scotland introduced the Wellbeing Buddies in their Play Well Pack to help children understand these characteristics.

We are using the Wellbeing Buddies in CVN and learning more about what we need to do to promote our own wellbeing as well as thinking about the wellbeing of others.

I’m Safe Stella and I want you to know about how to stay safe, like washing your hands to keep germs away.
I’m achieving Andrew and I want you to learn new things and feel confident.
I’m Active Aamir and I want you to know that it feels good to move your body and play energetic games.
I’m Responsible Robbie and I want you to know about right abnd wrong and show you helpful things to do.
I’m Healthy Henry and I want you to know it’s important to make healthy choices like getting outside for fresh air and doing things that make you feel happy
I’m Nurtured Nora and I want you to know that it’s important to be cared for and to care for other people and other things.
I’m Respected Rhiya and I want you to know that it’s important that you are listened to and are involved in decisions made about you.
I’m Included Isabella and I want you to join in games and conversations and not to feel left out.