Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. As a school we recognise that positive health and wellbeing is essential to ensure that young people are able to thrive and reach their potential. This year’s theme is “Kindness” and we ask that we all endeavour to show kindness in the way we speak and act. It would be great if we all carried out a ‘random act of kindness’ everyday, be that making a cup of tea for someone without being asked or sending a message to let a relative or friend know that you are thinking about them.
However, being “kind” to ourselves is also vital and looking after our Mental Health is particularly pertinent given the difficult challenges we are facing as an individual, family, community and nation. Below are a number of resources that young people and parents can access if they need support.
Big White Wall
A new, free to use mental health and wellbeing service for 16-19 year olds in South Lanarkshire is offering online peer-to-peer and professional support. It is a reliable and safe source of support, information and advice.
There are also tasks posted on the S1 and S2 Wellbeing Google Classrooms that pupils can do.