A PRIMARY faculty in Sixmilecross has taken proactive steps to safeguard its Main 7 pupils’ psychological well being and well-being as they put together for the transition to ‘massive faculty’ subsequent 12 months.
Cooley Main College has enlisted the assistance of Motion Psychological Well being’s Wholesome Heroes programme which has been specifically designed to discover key themes that impression on younger individuals within the pivotal transfer from main faculty to secondary degree schooling.
Wholesome Heroes is a brand new, informative, year-long programme which builds on Motion Psychological Well being’s extremely profitable and broadly subscribed Wholesome Me programme, which was developed in partnership with Youngster and Adolescent Psychological Well being Providers (CAMHS) and the Royal School of Psychiatry.
The programme has been selling constructive psychological well being within the North’s main colleges since its launch in 2017.
Wholesome Heroes goals to cope with points of tension, stress and managing modifications, in addition to shallowness, braveness, confidence, studying variations and friendship.
It additionally presents an evidence-based and trauma-informed strategy to constructing life-long abilities for dealing with change and transitions. Additionally it is all about celebrating particular person youngsters’s uniqueness and achievements as they transfer in the direction of the primary 12 months of the subsequent section of their schooling.
Karen Atchison, who’s the principal of Cooley Main College stated, “Motion Psychological Well being has supported our faculty over the previous variety of years and pupils and workers alike have discovered it to be very useful with sensible recommendation and actions.
“The workshops themselves have appealed to our pupils and have given them self-help abilities to cope with points they might encounter. We’re excited that our Yr 7 class goes to have the ability to avail of the ‘Wholesome Heroes’ programme,” she stated.
“Youngsters have had many various experiences of their lives over the previous 18 months and we’re delighted that this programme will assist them as they transition in the direction of publish main schooling, protecting many key subjects corresponding to braveness, nervousness and shallowness. Having the assist of an skilled mission employee is simply nice,” she added.
Michael McClean, who’s among the many charity’s crew of specialist mission employees who will ship the Wholesome Heroes programmes to Cooley Main College, praised the varsity’s uptake of AMH’s psychological well being and well-being programmes previously.
“The varsity has undertaken different programmes, like Wholesome Me, previously and it’s so good to see this rural faculty inserting such an emphasis on their pupils’ well-being and convey it to the fore.”
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Posted: 5:05 pm September 20, 2021