World Mental Health Day 2021

This year for World Mental Health Day we are celebrating by saying #HelloYellow. #HelloYellow is a focus on young people’s mental health set up by the charity Young Minds. On October 8th we will be raising awareness for mental health and celebrating the small things that have got us through the last year. We began …

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What I found out about PTSD

This is a guest post by one of our pupils. As part of the work they did in PSE, they did some research into PTSD. Often people associate PTSD as being a condition which affects those who come from a military background but actually it can result from lots of different types of trauma. Please …

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Misconceptions of OCD

The issue?   Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is far more complex than the media represents it to be. It is not merely just a love of cleaning, hand washing, repetitively clicking light switches and being organized. It is a serious debilitating anxiety disorder which is highly distressing Sadly, it is regularly trivialized in the media as a quirk or a useful character trait. Every time someone makes an OCD joke or misrepresents it, the severity of the …

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Getting to Grips with Stress

Stress

April is stress awareness month. As we come back to school full time from lockdown many of us are feeling stress in different ways, whether it is to do with assessments, future plans or just adjusting and dealing with life at a different pace. Experiencing stress at difficult times is a normal thing, but it …

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Welcome to our blog

We have decided to set up this blog in order to share information about health and wellbeing and we hope you find it helpful. This year has been a time of huge change and we have had to find ways to connect in a more virtual way. Hopefully as time goes by it will prove …

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