Year 9 students are set to deliver a new wellbeing event for the school community following a ten week Wellbeing Challenge provided by local charity Key and run in partnership with Lancashire Mind.
The group of students have attended ten sessions throughout this term which have involved identifying the health and wellbeing needs of the school community. It has also supplied them with the training, skills and support they need to look after their own mental health and wellbeing and build and deliver an initiative for their peers.
The event, which has been named the 5 WoW (Ways of Wellbeing) Day, will include a session about each of Lancashire Mind’s Five Ways to Wellbeing. The students have designed five sessions each focusing on one of the five ways- Connect, Give, Take Notice, Be Active and Learn. The students will help to deliver each session, which will be an hour in length, to groups of 20 Year 7 and Year 8 students. They will be supported in running the session by a Key Wellbeing Coach.
Assistant Headteacher Mr Johnstone said: “As a school community we are really proud of what the students have achieved through the Wellbeing Challenge. Not only have they been able to learn more about wellbeing and mental health but they are also sharing those learnings with the school community through the 5 Wow Day which will take place early next year.
“I would like to thank Key and Lancashire Mind for giving Carr Hill High School the opportunity to take part in this programme and for helping us to highlight and improve wellbeing across the school community.”