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The Learning Curve

World Mental Health Day
Lise Cudin

Dear Parents 

Sunday October 10th was World Health Day and this week in school the teachers in Positive Education and with our Sixth form have looked at issues concerning the Mental well-being of all our students. We have particularly looked at issues related to school such as exam stress and how to deal with this in a positive and healthy way. 

The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

This year's theme is Mental Health in an Unequal World. As teachers, parents and anyone who works with young people we need to speak to them about the importance of our mental states. How we can as individuals promote within ourselves a Positive Well-being and happiness that will help us achieve our life goals. 

In Positive Education this week the teachers have toolkits to speak with the students on our school values Learning, Respect, Community and Integrity. Our values are at the core of helping us create that Mental health awareness that students need to succeed in life. We deal with issues such as unhappiness at school because of Bullying, feeling isolated or different, Low self esteem and exam pressures. We will encourage our students to focus on their learning, to always Respect their peers and teachers, to be a Community member and make others feel welcome and to have personal Integrity, to do what is right, to take responsibility for their actions and learn the right ways of  life.

This week we will be sending students through Positive Education and Google Classroom Links on Mental health in the UK and how to help promote positive well-being.

As parents it is important that you also have the conversations with your child/ren about Mental Health and establish important Positive Parenting strategies. Communicate with authenticity and honesty, have a time when all of your family members have a meal and speak about their dreams, concerns and worries. Create positive habits such as sport, good healthy eating  and sleeping patterns.

Our students and your children are our most precious assets. Together we must give them the right skills for a healthy and well balanced lifestyle, together we must not be afraid to talk about our own emotional spectrum, our highs and lows and how to deal with happiness and sadness in a positive and mature way.

Have a healthy and happy week.

Mr Robert Cooke
Head of Pastoral and Safeguarding

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