At Mount St Joseph, we know emotional and mental wellbeing is vital, and a powerful way of fostering respect, responsibility and resilience among all members of our community. Putting wellbeing at the front and centre of what we do enables everyone to realise their own potential, and we strive to equip members of our community with the kindness, support and resources they need to thrive. In addition to events, house competitions and challenges, our pastoral care officers, along with our school counsellor, are always there to offer one-to-one and small group support and guidance.
A great place to begin is with “The Five Ways”:
The Five ways to wellbeing are simple things that we can all do to improve our emotional health and wellbeing:
- Be active
- Take notice
- Keep learning
Connect: Spend time with family and friends. Enjoy doing things together and talking to each other.
Be active: It keeps you physically healthy, and makes you feel good
Keep learning: Try something new. Try a new hobby, or learn about something just because it interests you.
Take notice: Take a break to see how you feel. Relax and look around you or listen to music, take a few deep breaths.
Give: Do something for a friend or relation/adult, as well as making them feel good, it can make you feel good too!
There's the Five ways to wellbeing toolkit to download below and even more about the Five Ways to wellbeing here.
Please use the information in these pages to help guide you to the initiatives we undertake in school as well as organisations, apps and events beyond our community.