This week we are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week in school. The topic we are discussing is loneliness. Many of us both staff and pupils have been (especially in lockdown) and still are affected by this. Pupils will take part in discussions in tutor time on the differing types of loneliness and share some top tips which include:
- find people with similar interests – join after school clubs
- do something you enjoy
- explore ways to express feelings and thoughts e.g. journaling
- be mindful of social media – take a break and look for positive stories
- be kind by showing gratitude
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) are supporting our efforts with a stand in the hall on Wednesday lunches and staff and the Wellbeing Champions will be wearing a green ribbon pin badge in support.