Students are leading the way in Wellbeing.
Following on from an enormously successful presentation at a national conference on Resilient Young Minds, and from regular meetings with MP Sir Gary Streeter, on Friday 15 March, 25 students had a training day with the fabulous coach, Kathy Rablah, to become the College’s latest Wellbeing Ambassadors.
They learnt about the ‘Inside Out’ philosophy as the theoretical basis of the wellbeing practice that we are developing as a whole College. We all have an ‘inner diamond’ and we need to remember that we are all innately good, strong and resilient.
Students also looked at coaching techniques and had the opportunity to try their skills out on each other. The students found the day incredibly valuable for their own mental health and resilience and are ready to start working with other students in the College. The first plan that they have suggested is to offer all Year 7 students a ‘face to face, 5 minute meeting’ to personally introduce them to a member the Wellbeing Ambassador Team, so they have a friendly face to turn to should they need it.
Helen Ryder, Head of Human Resources said, “The amount of effort and energy shown on the day, and for the future of wellbeing, has made me very proud to be working with them. The mental health future for Ivybridge Community College students is about to be transformed.”