Health & Wellbeing
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
–World Health Organisation
At Beacon, we seek to promote positive aspects of physical, mental and social health through a variety of ways such as Physical Education lessons, sports clubs, tutor time sessions, assemblies, Food technology lessons, Student Ambassador and Leadership pathways programmes and many others.
We are dedicated to promoting positive mental health and de-stigmatising mental health issues. Parents and staff are invited to attend training sessions around stress and anxiety and provided with strategies to help an anxious child; these are well-attended with follow-up sessions with students.
Beacon delivers two mental-health awareness weeks for students in years 7-11, receiving an assembly asking them to consider the differences between those with a visible, physical illness and those with a perhaps unseen mental health illness, to challenge their own and others’ perceptions of those with a mental health issue and how they could support them, just as they would support someone with a physical illness. Alongside this, students have the opportunity to discuss the importance of good mental health throughout the two weeks through tutor time activities and interactive activity boards during break times.
Students and Staff also regularly participate in national days to raise awareness of health and wellbeing, such as the ‘Time to Talk Day’ where activities are delivered throughout the week during tutor time to address worries, ways of coping and who to go to for help and support.
There are also a number of displays across the Academy promoting positive physical, mental and social health; they give students strategies for dealing with these and information, advice and guidance about where and how to access help and support. These are updated regularly to promote a number of key issues linked to wellbeing throughout the year.
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