The last week of September was dedicated to Empathy, in the context of our annual Global Be Well Day. This is a topic which we are developing further in the form of Giving actions (a mental contributor to wellbeing as outlined in the Cognita Be Well Charter) and the Primary Empathy-themed projects which are now underway: the Empathy Card Game and the BSB Friendship bench. More information about these will follow.
Addictions: November’s Wellbeing Theme
This week has seen the start of the second Wellbeing Thematic Week addressed to students in Secondary. And the topic this time is Addictions.
This is the first wellbeing week where we have included our excellent BSB Nexus Wellbeing Leaders: Year 12 students who are working in the Wellbeing Centre and helping to create a series of videos which will become the common thread of the tutorial sessions of Secondary students during the whole week ending with the Friday assembly.
“We are focusing on what we consider to be healthier questions about addiction, away from legal conversations and onto exploring the personal and communal impact of addiction.” Mr Burns, our BSB Wellbeing Mentor says, “What is the life you desire and therefore do certain activities enhance or put that dream at risk? Exploring the controlling nature of addiction – who is the boss of me or the captain of our destiny – Me or The Mobile? We hope it will be a helpful week that raises the awareness for our students as they grow into young adults which brings with it greater opportunities and temptations.”
Future Wellbeing Thematic Weeks
We look forward to learning more about the next Thematic Weeks our Wellbeing team is organising:
- Digital Safety
- Anxiety/Stress and Resilience
- Positive Body Image – Be Unique
We truly believe that education plays a critical role in promoting and supporting the wellbeing of children and young people. As a caring, learning community we are fully committed to promoting student wellbeing, safety and positive relationships so that students can reach their full potential.