At Compass, wellbeing is ‘everything we do’.
We have developed The Compass Wellbeing model in partnership with LBI Foundation to ensure that all students, staff, volunteers and other connected people receive consistent and high quality wellbeing support and services.
The Compass Wellbeing Model is how we ensure that our strategy for wellbeing is understandable and visible, so we can work together to make it come alive in action, as well as improve and refine the model together.
We lean into our metaphor of ‘compass’ when discussing wellbeing, which is essential to everything we do at the Compass Catholic Community. A key focus of our approach to wellbeing is to work side by side all students, staff and volunteers to:
- Understand and meaningfully connect to purpose and direction – in other words explore and connect, in a personally meaningful and relevant way, to their aspirations, values, needs, faith and deeper belief systems.
- Express this connection (their values, beliefs, faith) through intentional actions, behaviours, skills and decisions.
And by doing so, express their agency both within and outside of Compass.
How does it work?
The Compass Wellbeing Model asks us to think about wellbeing in an intentional way. It gives us a strategy or purpose about how we can work together to build wellbeing and to provide everyone the best learning and growth environment. It asks us to think about, in detail, what are we wanting to achieve in terms of wellbeing and growth outcomes.
The intent of Compass Catholic Community is to grow the capacity of all community members (students, educators, families and children) to meaningfully and intentionally connect to purpose and direction (their values, faith, internal wisdom) and:
- Engage in positive risk taking and reflection
- Engage with Compass Catholic Community and future directions
- Achieve educational success
- Grow their wellbeing and life capacity (key capabilities)
- Be active participants in growing their physical, emotional and mental health
By doing this, our vision is that everyone can be an agent of change in their own life, and experience connectedness and meaningful life engagement.
The Compass Wellbeing Model also asks us: “How are we going to achieve this together?”. The model identifies 7 key pillars or components that underpins our approach and strategy to wellbeing. These are:
- Understanding You
- Side-By-Side Coaching Support
- Intentional Wellbeing
- Student Led Support Teams
- Restoration and Growth When Things Go Wrong
- Reflection is Everything
- Peer Mentoring and Coaching
Working side-by-side together to take the strategy into action
We work side-by-side with students, staff and volunteers to understand the model and strategy, and take it into action. We draw upon the key components and pillars and make them practical for you, through different tools, strategies and ideas.
We look forward to working together to bringing the model to life in action, as well as refining and improving the model through your feedback and guidance.