Being Well Doing Well Programme

Information on the new Being Well Doing Well programme, which is a whole school approach to emotional health and wellbeing.

What is the Being Well Doing Well (BWDW) programme?

The Being Well Doing Well (BWDW) programme is part of The Children & Young People’s Emotional Health & Wellbeing in Education Framework.

The programme aims to support schools (nursery, primary, post primary, special and EOTAS) to develop a WholeBeing Well Doing Well School Approach to Emotional Health and Wellbeing by resourcing them with:

  •  An Emotional Health & Wellbeing Framework to assist them to assess their current practice, identify needs and implement actions to develop the emotional health and wellbeing needs of everyone within the school;
  • A package of support which includes a BWDW Toolkit, advice, resources and training to assist them to improve the holistic outcomes of the whole school by addressing their emotional health and wellbeing needs; and
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing outcomes which will reduce pupils barriers to learning and enhance their readiness to learn.

What is a Whole School Approach?

A Whole School Approach is about:

  • Developing a positive ethos and culture where everyone feels that they belong.
  • Making sure that the whole school community is welcoming, inclusive and respectful.
  • Maximising pupils learning through promoting good mental health & wellbeing across the school – through the curriculum, early support for pupils, staff-pupil/pupil-staff relationships, leadership and commitment from everyone.
  • Fostering school leaders to understand the links between mental health & achievement, champions and supports wellbeing of pupils and staff, supports the staff team that is committed to helping all pupils develop social and emotional skills to cope effectively.

Tier 1

Universal Training available for all schools to support whole school Emotional Health & Wellbeing through the CYPS Training Programme.

Tier 2

All schools that register can avail of strategic support and access to: 

  • Being Well Doing Well Whole School Approach Toolkit:
    • Resources and training - Bereavement, Being Well Doing Well process, Suicide Awareness etc.
    • Whole school baseline audit with quality indicators of effective practice.
    • Whole school engagement - emotional health and wellbeing questionnaires.
    • Action planning and implementation of emotional health and wellbeing priorities.
  • Ongoing support and advice to improve emotional health and wellbeing holistic outcomes for the whole school community.
  • Support to address identified areas for improvement/development.
  • Sub cover for emotional health and wellbeing Champion to co-ordinate, develop and implement a Whole School Approach to emotional health and wellbeing.

When is it available?

  • Registration is open for the 2023/24 academic year.
  • Programme commences Autumn 2023.
  • Schools can also register for the 2024/25 academic year by contacting by emailing

Criteria for registration

  1. Have prioritised emotional health and wellbeing within their School Development Plan.
  2. Have a whole school commitment to embed a Whole School Approach to emotional health and wellbeing.

Contact Us

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Last updated: 04/10/2023