Mental Health – “is a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community” – World Health Organisation
JCoSS is committed to a whole-school approach to wellbeing for students, staff, and parents; encouraging a wellbeing culture and awareness that is weaved throughout the fabric of the school. Every adult in the school has a responsibility for the students’ wellbeing.
We support our students to build their resilience and to develop a strong sense of positive wellbeing and we ensure students know who to turn to when in need of support – whether they are having a tough day, going through a crisis, or generally feeling unable to cope. We are committed to creating a culture of positive wellbeing in school life and work across the whole school to further promote resilience, confidence and independence.
It is evident that if we have good mental wellbeing we are able to feel confident, express emotions, work productively and academically achieve, build and maintain healthy relationships and develop the resources to deal with challenges when they arise. It enables us to actively choose how we respond to situations and feel a sense that that what we do in life is worthwhile.
We are committed to teaching and imparting tools that empower our young people to support themselves and their wellbeing. This is done through groups, assemblies, form time programme, PSHCE lessons and through mentoring programmes. Each year group also has a dedicated Pastoral Team and team of form tutors and we work closely with our colleagues in the SEND department where necessary.
The teenage years are both exciting and challenging for students, parents and carers. It can be hard to know whether a teenager’s feelings and behaviour are normal or becoming a problem. We offer sessions for parents addressing relevant topics.
Knowing where to start in improving our wellbeing can be perhaps be overwhelming. These suggestions hope to give you and your children a way to explore and enhance your emotional wellbeing together.
1. Really connect with people around you and develop good relationships.
2. Be active and find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.
3. Keep learning and enjoy developing new skills and knowledge.
4. Give to others by finding a small or large act of kindness.
5. Be mindful and more aware of the present moment.
“Health, It’s not just what you are eating. What you are thinking and saying are just as important” Freshus
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