Mental Health Awareness Breakfast
At Lochinver House, we recognise the huge importance of emotional wellbeing, something we take very seriously for each and every one of our boys. Good mental health is the foundation for learning, it helps us to express and manage our emotions, it helps us to make friends and maintain good relationships and it helps us to cope with change and manage uncertainty.
To kick-start Mental Health Awareness Week, all of the boys shared breakfast together in their classrooms or in their tutor groups this morning. This provided them with an important opportunity to chat to one another and their teachers about how they are feeling and about the importance of good mental health. From Reception to Year 8, the boys agreed that this was a very calm and enjoyable way to start the week. Those about to take their end of year exams felt wholeheartedly that taking a moment to talk with their friends and teachers had certainly made them feel more relaxed and ready for the challenges ahead.
During Mental Health Awareness Week we will continue to talk with the boys about the importance of valuing our minds and how to look after them. We will also introduce them to our qualified Mental Health First Aiders.
Remember these 5 simple ways to keep you mind healthy: Connect, Keep Learning, Be active, Give and Take notice.