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Wellbeing

Wellbeing at Wales High School

At Wales we believe it is everyone’s responsibility to promote and protect your mental health. All our students are encouraged to look after their own wellbeing by noticing their feelings, taking time to refuel and never being afraid to speak out. At Wales we listen, non-judgementally, and aim to equip our students with the tools they need to look after their own wellbeing so that they can support others too. Remember – ‘Self-care is not selfish, it’s a priority’

Mental Health Ambassador

Trained by Mrs Ward in Active Listening and Safeguarding

Trained by Mrs Clapham in First Aid for Mental Health

Trained in Safe Talk by ‘With me in Mind’

-promote the importance of good mental health and wellbeing

-hold events eg Time to Talk Mental Health Fair

– lead assemblies

– hold regular meetings to discuss our work

– promote our work on social media

– provide support on SLDs

– support Miss Clapham as part of our school wellbeing award

– support the putting together of the Wales Wellbeing Newsletter

– work in the community to raise awareness

– work with students suffering from low self-esteem, anxiety, depression etc

Wales High School has been granted the Wellbeing Award for Schools. This means that we have raised awareness on mental health for our staff, students and local community, and we continue to do so. As part of our award Wales High School continues to:

  • Ask students, staff and parents about their views on wellbeing
  • look at the results of these views and take actions on them
  • tell everyone what our award means to us!
  • check our school policies to make sire that they include wellbeing
  • support our staff by providing training on wellbeing so they can help others
  • support our students by giving them a voice so they can make changes
  • have Mental Health Ambassadors in school
  • work with local health services and charities and the community to build up a support network

Upcoming Events

  • Mental Health Ambassador Applications – October 2021

  • Mental Health Awareness Day – 8th October 2021

  • Time to Talk Fair – 6th February 2022

  • Mental Health (in PSHE) – Friday Sessions

  • Mental Health representatives at open evenings and parents evenings.

  • Mental Health Ambassador meetings. (See bulletin)