Promoting a Positive Mental Health

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in News | No Comments

Students at Saltash Community School have been taking part in a wide range of wellbeing activities as part of their morning tutorial programme. Each week, students participate in structured activities to develop their character and resilience. Sessions range from yoga to animal therapy, from dance to de-stress techniques. One year 10 student commented on the programme, stating ‘It really helps me prepare mentally for the day ahead’. Another student in Year 9 said, ‘I’ve been able to try some new things I’ve never done before, like Yoga!’

The wellbeing mornings are an extension to the school support services. For example, the school has a morning triage system which consists of local volunteer youth workers who offer advice to students who may need support.

All students chose from a selection of wellbeing activities on offer and take part in the session once a week. Other mornings include sessions on building Character, assemblies focussing on British Values as well as learning activities to develop numeracy and literacy.

Mrs Griffin, Deputy Headteacher, said ‘We are passionate about supporting the mental health of our students. We have worked hard to provide support services that meet the needs of our young people and respond to the areas identified within our community.’