On the 12th February we will be holding a Mental Health and Wellbeing Day for students and staff at Brownedge. We will begin at 9.00am with students virtually meeting together in their forms to socialise and catch up with their friends. This will be followed by an assembly by Mrs Oddie, with fun and laughter from staff members to put a smile on all our faces. For the rest of the day, pupils can then access sessions based on strands supported and promoted by Mind and the NHS. These sessions will be under the titles:
- Get active!
- Get closer to God!
- Get creative!
- Get confident!
- Get safe!
- Get helpful!
Students will be asked to complete a task from at least 3 of the sessions over the course of the day and even during the half term holiday if they would like. Students can access the activities from the All School Team and upload their efforts to assignments for any of the sessions they choose to engage in. These could be photos, videos etc. Students will be rewarded for their participation. We would love all the family to get involved and indeed this is part of the wellbeing idea.
Mental Health and Wellbeing day February 2021
YOUR wellbeing is of utmost importance and we believe that if a student’s social and emotional needs are being met, then their academic attainment will naturally progress. We offer a range of one-to-one and small group interventions focusing on emotional literacy, social skills, communication skills and mental health support.
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives and the majority of us will know someone who is dealing with a mental health condition. We all have to deal with periods of stress and anxiety and this can be a normal part of our everyday lives, but sometimes things can become more serious and start to impact on other areas of our lives. You do not have to deal with things on your own. The good news is there is help and support available no matter what your own personal experience is – the important thing is to talk to someone.
If you are going through a difficult time or are struggling with how you're feeling, it can be really scary and upsetting. We are here to help you understand you're not alone and to help you find the support you need and deserve. You can speak to ANY teacher in school about your own or another student’s wellbeing and mental health. You can also speak to Mrs Watson and the intervention team as they will always make time for you and have all the most up to date information needed to support you.
Student Mental Health Useful Information
The below links will help you find further information about mental health and wellbeing and external support available to you:
Mind have a whole range of information and support information for children and parents on their website: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/
Young Minds provide useful information for young people and their parents about mental health, seeking treatment and the mental health system: https://youngminds.org.uk/shop/publications/c-23/c-70/
The NHS website is a useful place to find out about all kinds of illnesses, including mental health problems: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/youthmental-health/Pages/Youth-mental-health-help.aspx
Headspace has some useful audio and video clips about different conditions and people’s experiences, as well as some mindfulness resources. Here are a couple:
Wellbeing The information and links contained below aim to provide help and advice to you regarding key areas of Wellbeing:
NHS Choices Eating Disorders
Drug and Alcohol support
Royal College of Psychiatrists