This week, 9th-15th May 2022, is Mental Health Awareness Week; started by the Mental Health Foundation 21 years ago, this year’s theme is loneliness and the impact it can have on our mental health.
The Mental Health Foundation have provided useful help and advice on how to cope with loneliness and combat any mental health issues that may consequently arise – please click here to find out more.
At Wolverhampton Grammar School, the safety and welfare of our students is our highest priority; their development, learning and welfare is at the heart of everything we do. Our dedicated Assistant Head, Miss Jones, directly overseas the care and support available to our students. It is important that both students and staff feel as supported and happy as possible during their time at school.
There are several support options available to our students including our teaching and professional support staff, Peer Support and School Counselling. In the Senior School, there is a Wellbeing Wednesday Club that runs every Wednesday lunchtime in the Jenyns Library. There are also online services that students can utilise, such as ‘tootoot’ and ‘kooth’.
For further information and advice regarding how to look after your mental health and where to seek assistance, students and staff can visit the following pages on Firefly:
- Students: https://wgs-sch.fireflycloud.net/your-welfare
- Staff: https://wgs-sch.fireflycloud.net/staff-wellbeing
Other useful services:
- Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk
- Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ or call 116 123.
- NHS: www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/how-to-access-mental-health-services/.
Remember, seeking support and help when you need it is not a sign of weakness but rather one of maturity and self-awareness.