Mental Health Awareness Week is here at Eltham College, and this year, we’re focusing on anxiety, a common emotion that can sometimes escalate into a mental health problem. We understand the importance of addressing this issue and supporting our students in managing anxiety effectively. Throughout the week, we have planned activities and workshops to provide valuable insights and strategies for positive mental health.

Sectional Assemblies:

On Tuesday and Thursday, we’re hosting Sectional Assemblies for Years 9, 10, and the Sixth Form, focusing on managing anxiety during exams and new beginnings. Our aim is to equip students with tools for stress management and emphasize self-care.

The Power of Kindness:

Year 9 Anti-bullying Ambassadors will lead an assembly on Friday, highlighting the power of kindness for Year 7 and 8 students. We’ll explore warm fuzzies (compliments) and cold pricklies (insults/criticisms), fostering a supportive environment and combating anxiety.

Food for Thought Workshop:

On Friday, Year 7 students will participate in a “Food for Thought” workshop with Chartwells, our catering partners. This interactive session explores healthy relationships with food and the impact of nutrition on mental health.

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Eltham College is dedicated to raising awareness about anxiety and providing support for our students. Through assemblies, kindness-focused sessions, and the “Food for Thought” workshop, we aim to equip students with strategies for managing anxiety, promoting positive mental health, and fostering a caring community. Together, we can create an environment where everyone feels supported, valued, and empowered to flourish.