This week is World Mental Health Awareness Week and we are delighted to announce the opening of our new School Welfare Hub!
Pupils now have access to a calm and quiet place to go to if they are feeling overwhelmed, upset or just in need of a break. We hope that it will provide a place of comfort for pupils- allowing them to practice self-care and prioritise their mental health.
The negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on young people’s mental health has been felt across the UK, so spaces like this are increasingly important for them to have access to. On top of this, as we head into exam season, where stress levels can be unusually high, mindful spaces like ours allow pupils the ability to reset and recharge, giving them the room to process overwhelming feelings and hopefully move forwards with their day.
Within our Welfare Hub there is a chill-out space, as well as a more productive area for pupils to study if they need somewhere more private to work. Mrs Valpied and Miss Scott will usually be on hand to talk to - but there is no pressure to do so.
We are especially happy to be raising awareness of this new school offering during World Mental Health Week, an international campaign that looks to break the stigma surrounding mental health, something that we hope our new welfare hub can contribute to within our school community.
For more information please contact Miss Scott or Miss Valpied.