Healthier students foster learning and positive decision-making. Research shows that there is a connection between healthy behaviors and academic achievement. Students who refrain from unhealthy, risky behaviors have better grades, healthier eating habits, improved sleep and are more physically active. Gilmour is committed to providing students with opportunities to improve their well-being by developing healthy habits as they navigate their wellness journey.
Gilmour Academy utilizes the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model when determining programming and providing resources related to health and wellness for our students and community.

Physical Activity and Fitness

It is recommended that children get 60 minutes or more of physical activity every day. There are many health benefits to getting the recommended amount of physical activity, which support children’s overall well-being.
Fitness Apps
  • Map My Fitness
  • 7 Minute Workout
  • Freeletics
  • FitOn

Alcohol, Drugs and Vaping

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco products can have immediate and long-term effects.
For support contact the hotline:
SAMHSA National Hotline (800) 662-HELP (4357)

Mindfulness Resources

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
  • Headspace
  • Calm
  • Aura
  • Stop, Breathe & Think
  • Insight Timer
  • Smiling Mind


Sleep is just as important to your children's development and well-being as nutrition and physical activity. The amount and quality of sleep they get can affect their safety and alertness as well as their memories, moods, behavior and learning abilities. Establishing good sleep practices while your children are young will not only benefit you, but it will help them for many years to come. (, 2021)

Mental Wellness and Technology

Mental wellness focuses on our ability to think, act and feel in a way that supports physical and social well-being.
Mental Wellness
For Families
Ted Talks
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
24/7 free, confidential crisis line that connects individuals in crisis with trained counselors across the United States. People do not have to be suicidal to call – reasons to call include: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, illness, getting over abuse, depression mental and physical illness, and loneliness.


Bullying is identified as unwanted aggressive behavior which involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and repetition or likelihood of repetition of bullying behaviors (

Self-Esteem and Body-Image

Self-esteem is confidence in one’s own worth or abilities and having self-respect. Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind.
Body Image
For support contact the Helpline:

Nutrition Resources

Good nutrition supports our immune system to keep us from getting sick, helps our bones stay strong, gives our muscles energy to perform during school and physical activity and helps our brain function for better academic and athletic performance. Good nutrition fuels the body.
Ted Talks
Water Intake Apps - Drink Water Reminder



Healthy Relationships

A healthy relationship means that both individuals respect, trust and communicate effectively with each another. Each person values the other person as an individual.
For support contact the hotline:
Love Is Respect | Teen Hotline: (866) 331-9474

Stress and Resilience

Everyone gets stressed now and then. Lots of students get stressed over the pressures and demands of trying to fit so many things into one day. But we have to remember that we’re not alone when it comes to dealing with stress, and that there are ways to manage and ease stressful situations. Identifying stressful situations and being able to dial down stressful feelings are important skills that can help teens for the rest of their lives (, 2016)
The ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or even significant sources of stress (APA org, 2012)
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