Student Council decided to launch a week of activities to raise students’ understanding of issues surrounding mental health and strategies for maintaining mental well being. Students attended a talk with Mr Lemon, the school counsellor, who explained the broader issues around mental health.
Student Council then led a session with a specially made video to help students think about the people around them and what they may be dealing with. Miss Cunningham then led a session on identifying and managing anxiety before students then looked at some of the strategies to maintain mental well being: some went for a morning run and others looked at mindfulness and meditation.
The final session, led by Council reps, allowed students to reflect on what they had learned and to give feedback. Thanks to all speakers, teachers and Council reps.