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Woodbridge High School

Woodbridge High School

WHS Mental Health Awareness

At Woodbridge we have an extraordinary, established and embedded approach to mental health and wellbeing which is absolutely foundational to the excellence we strive for school-wide.

We have a breadth of practitioners in our diverse wellbeing department who seek to promote emotional health in order for our young people to engage fully educationally and thrive within themselves.

Cultivating this mindset includes our community being alert and aware to symptoms and signs of compromised mental health and knowing where to go for support both in school and beyond; this is precisely what we hope to convey through these pages.

This year the theme by The Mental Health Foundation is kindness.

Why Kindness?
Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity.  Research has shown that kindness and mental health are deeply connected. Kindness can even improve feelings of confidence and optimism. More information on the Mental Health Awareness campaign can be found HERE.

 

Take Action, Get Active 2020
Mental Health Foundation have launched a brand new challenge, to get you moving and feeling good, whilst fundraising. Click HERE for more information!

 

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Heads Together
Heads together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation. They launched  Mental Health Awareness Week  with the Mental Health Minute, click HERE to view.

Understanding grief and loss with 60 second support, click HERE.

The Photography Movement
The Photography Movement is a non-profit organisation, founded to help all humankind express their feelings and emotions around mental health through the medium of photography.

A carefully curated programme of photography exhibitions, workshops and talks, encourage individuals of all ages to compose, connect and communicate.

Click HERE for more information.

It’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed and scared by everything you’re hearing about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) right now. For more help and advice, go to Young Scot.

Mentally Health Schools have produced a self-care kit with lots of ideas and activities for self-care for children, please click HERE.

Click  HERE for some Mental Health tips from BBC lifestyle.

Nora Bateson
We now need to be apart in ways we have never been apart before, and we need to be together in ways we have never been together before.
Without knowing how.
Just learning together.

Neff 
Self-compassion means being gentle, kind and understanding with yourself; accepting that you are not perfect; and understanding that there is potential for learning and growth in every mistake you make.

The Dalai Lama 
If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.