20 May 2021

Wellbeing Update

Article by Ms Olivia Whitehead

Wellbeing Update

Year 10/11 BATYR

BATYR presented to our Year 10s and Year 11s on the important topic of "how to support a friend who might be experiencing mental health challenges." Two members of their team provided raw and intense first hand accounts of their own mental health difficulties during their school years, which clearly resonated with our students.

They also provided tips on how to approach a friend who might be experiencing difficulties, the importance of that person opening up for the first time, how to implement good self care and options as to where to go for professional help. The sessions were engaging and interactive, whilst also reassuring and informative.

Year 7 Brainstorm

On the 14th May our Year 7 students were given the opportunity to see the Brainstorm Production titled ’The Flipside’.

The engaging live performance promoted messages around online safety and cyber bullying to educate our students on the responsibilities around technology use. Themes that were covered in the show included empathy, personal responsibility, respect, resilience and kindness. The students were really receptive to the show and were really well engaged.

We would like to thank both Brainstorm and BATYR for visiting our school to spread awareness around such important issues.

From the Student Wellbeing Team