A Focus on Optimum Mental Health
Ivybridge Community College has been supporting the mental health and wellbeing of students by celebrating Stress Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness Week. This has been a valuable opportunity to focus on the importance of optimum mental health.
Around the College are various pop-up displays for students from our team of ambassadors, promoting positive mental health, motivation and stress awareness and containing practical ways to support.
Kelly Atkin, PACE keyworker, said, “There are inspiring stories, quotes and challenges repeated on the boards, to help instil the positive ideals and steps every young person can take to inspire their own self-care.”
The College also held a quiz during tutor times, as well as other challenges to promote fun ways to get young people involved in managing stress.
This was in addition to a whole College assembly focussing on developing resilience. Students have been encouraged to embrace their mistakes and ensure that these are turned into opportunity rather than feelings of failure.
“It has been great to see how the College is supporting us with any feelings of stress. The displays around the College have been really useful to visit and have offered advice and support. The resources available have encouraged me to speak to a member of staff about how I have been feeling.” Year 11 student.
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