Monday 13th May- Friday 17th May
Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. Slowly, but surely our society is beginning to develop a greater understanding of Mental Health, it is worth remembering that 1: 4 of us will experience a mental health issue during our lives. As a school, SBSJ take the mental well-being of our students very seriously and to continue to raise awareness. Throughout the week our morning house time was focused around the ‘5 Ways of Wellbeing’ and there were a number of additional activities on offer that students could engage in.
Our enrichment timetable was promoted across the school to encourage our students to ‘Get Active’ and learn a new skill through trying a new club with a friend and ‘Connect’ with their peers. Plus, there were some additional activities on offer including Yoga and Ju-Jitsu.
Students were reminded on how to access the ‘Welfare Hub’ through our school website and VLE, where there is a range of useful information to support wellbeing in school.
At break times we held ‘Tea & Talk’ sessions, another opportunity to connect and socialise with a hot drink and a bite to eat with friends. Our welfare team offered ‘Steps to Wellbeing’ sessions throughout the week, where students could come to discuss a range of topics and seek support around exam stress.
What Parents can do to support their child
If you are concerned about your child’s mental health, please contact one of the websites below or make an appointment to see your GP. Our Welfare Team strongly encourage all parents who are concerned to inform them or their House Leader to ensure school and home present a united front in supporting your child during any periods of mental health crisis. At school, we are able to put a support network in place; it’s ok not to be ok, it’s ok to ask for help and please help us destroy the stigma and taboo around mental health.