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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Wellbeing Ambassadors from Year 9 and Lower 6 presented their ideas for promoting positive mental health during lockdown in Dr Burley’s start of term assembly. Taking Dr Radha Modgil’s  BBC Newsbeat messages as a starting point, they presented an in-depth exploration of five strategies to boost wellbeing: control, care, continuity, creativity and compassion. They also shared practical tips for using these ideas in their own lives and signposted three further sources of help:

Telephone: Childline: 0800 1111

Text: Diana Award Crisis Messenger Text ‘DA’ to 85258

Website: Rise Above – a government recommended website which aims to get young people talking about mental health.

The Wellbeing Ambassadors ended their presentation by delivering a special message of support and encouragement to those whose public examinations had just been cancelled.

View the 5 C's Presentation, available to download below.