Transition and Change
Monday 11th November 2019
Thank you to all parents who attended the Dick Moore presentation on Monday evening. Please click on the link below to see his Power Point presentation. For those parents who were unable to attend, I highly recommend that you watch any of Dick Moor’s presentations on YouTube.
Dick Moore Presentation
Friday 18th October 2019
Well it’s been a busy few weeks since the start of the new school year and I hope all your children are settling in. I thought that this month’s Blog and information should focus on ANXIETY. That word in itself can cause anxiety but I think it is a topic that is so important, not just for students, but also for anybody.
Evidence suggests that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions such as anxiety (nopanic.org.uk).
I have put some really useful and informative information below and on the website under Welly Wellbeing, for you to look at and hope you find it helpful.
Anxiety – a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
How many of you have heard this in the morning…. “I feel sick”, “I can’t breathe”, “My tummy hurts”, “I feel dizzy”, “I can’t eat”, “I can’t get out of bed”? I know I personally have experienced all these physical symptoms and sometimes it’s hard to believe that they are due to your mind but they are still REAL physical feelings. It is also hard to recognise WHY we feel like this or we don’t want to ADMIT why we really feel like this. Nervous about an exam, a certain teacher, not doing homework, having to get changed for PE, speaking out loud in class… the list is endless.
Please take a minute and have a look at the information below. There will be an email sent out regarding a workshop for parents before Christmas around Anxiety so keep a look out for further details.
It is important to make sure that we are ALL feeling as good as we can, both physically and mentally, and fortunately our culture now understands the importance of not only having a healthy body – but also a healthy mind!
Debbie Magid – School Counsellor
Friday 9th September 2019
Welcome to the very first Welly Wellness Blog! The aim of the blog is to send you monthly information that can help you and your children gain knowledge and hopefully skills, hints and info that can help with any issues regarding general well-being and mental health. As you are probably all aware mental health is now at the forefront of the news when it comes to young people and the world is changing at a very fast pace.
It is important to make sure that we are ALL feeling as good as we can, both physically and mentally, and fortunately society has now come to understand the importance of not only having a healthy body but also a healthy mind!
With all that being said, this month’s information focuses on Transition and Change which will hopefully be very useful for Year 7 children and their parents, but may also be very useful for many more so please take the time to glance it over and also keep an eye out on the school website under the parent page for Welly Wellbeing.
Thank you all and here’s to a great start to the school year.
Debbie Magid – School Counsellor