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Hello and welcome to the student wellbeing site

Promoting student wellbeing helps create a better overall experience for students, which ultimately benefits everyone. If students are able to find support, advice and information and to develop coping skills for life, they are more likely to continue with and be successful in their academic studies, enjoy their student experience and contribute more positively to student life.

There are 5 ways to wellbeing. Time and again, scientific studies have shown us that if we do the following five things listed below, happiness will increase.

Connect.

Each person you meet is a doorway into another world.

Be Active.

Activity helps to strengthen the body and refreshes the mind.

Keep Learning.

Everyday we have the potential to learn something new.

Help Others.

Each of us needs a helping hand from time to time.

Take Notice.

Being aware of a problem is the first step to take.

Student Wellbeing Survey

Students - we would appreciate it if you could participate in this survey as this will help us to support your overall wellbeing which is vital during these challenging times. The survey includes statements and descriptions about how you might have been feeling or thinking about things over the past few weeks.

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Mental health/welbeing webinar

Birmingham’s #you’vebeenmissed campaign is to support children and young people, parents and carers and professionals throughout the Covid pandemic.

As part of the campaign, Lydia Stafford, a Mental Health Nurse working in the Forward Thinking Birmingham’s early help team is leading 3 webinars to support parents. Lydia is passionate about supporting parents to maintain and strengthen relationships with their children, whilst being able to manage difficulties and challenges.

There are many transitions ahead for everyone moving slowly back into life after lockdown; Lydia would like to offer parents a webinar that explains why self- care as a parent at this time is a priority not only for their well-being but also in supporting and being “present” for their children during these transitions. Parents will also hear how the smallest acts to look after ourselves can make a significant difference. Lydia is also a parent to 3 children, she will be bringing aspects of both her personal and professional self to bring this concept across in a real, honest and connected way.

For resources and videos visit: https://www.bwc.nhs.uk/youve-been-missed

PARENTING SELF-CARE SUPPORT SESSION LEADER: LYDIA STAFFORD – FORWARD THINKING BIRMINGHAM STICK TEAM AVAILABLE DATES: 2ND JULY, 1.30PM - 2.30PM 17TH JULY, 10.30AM - 11.30AM 25TH AUGUST, 1.30PM - 2.30PM TO BOOK, VISIT https://bep.education/events/

Mental Health Support

Mental health problems can affect ANYONE at any stage of their life. Students - you may be under stress to meet deadlines, or have fallen behind, or maybe you are encountering problems outside of the Academy. We are here to help. Please do reach out to us via pastoral managers, form tutors, Head of Year or any other member of staff you feel comfortable talking to.

Coronavirus - staying safe

Its really important that we follow Government guidelines when it comes to lockdown.

Watch the news to keep informed and updated.

As tempting as it is, we must stay indoors and only go out for essentials such as exercise to keep the body and mind healthy.

Keep to routine in relation to sleeping and food consumption.

Do all your online learning assignments set by teachers.

Remember any issue and concerns you might have, email us on info@keshacademy.com.

Activity Corner

Activities that can be done individually or in pairs/small groups with a focus on the development of the mind and actively learning the importance of personal skills to support social, emotional and mental wellbeing.

Motivation Monday's

To keep motivated this week make your own Lockdown bucket list to work through.

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Talented Tuesday's

Take on the Teacher : a Yoga Exercise Toilet Roll Stack by Miss Hanbury - 3 Loo Rolls to Beat.

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Wellbeing Wednesday's

How many sit-ups can you do in 1 min? Let Mr Khan know how you got on.

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Try something new Thursday's

Can you bake as good as Miss Gibbon? Check out her video - YouTube video

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Funtime on Friday's

Here is a little brain teaser for you on a Friday. Let Mr Khan know your answer.

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Healthy Body = Healthy Mind

Read more on the NHS website
Eat at least 5 portions of fruit & vegetables a day. A banana, apple & pear count as 1 portion each.
Drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water a day. Water is essential for body and brain to function.
The maximum daily intake of sugar for anyone aged 11 and over is 30 grams. There are 39 grams of sugar in one can of Coca-Cola.
The maximum daily intake of salt for anyone aged 11 and over is 6 grams (that's around 1 teaspoon)

Growing fruit and veg

Pictures attributed via Creative Commons Licence 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/). Marco Verch.

Support services at KESH



There is always someone you can speak to, here at KESH, if you are worried or concerned about something. Your Pastoral Manager, Head of Year, Form Tutor, Personal Tutor, our Family Support Officer and councillor, Student Support office, or any other member of staff you feel comfortable talking to. Get in touch via info@keshacademy.com or call 0121 464 4428.

You can also fill in an online form on our website if you have a concern. Click the link below and a member of staff will get back to you.

Students - Feeling Safe

Virtual assemblies



Every Monday, your Head of Year will deliver a virtual assembly.

Log into Microsoft Teams > click on the Student Wellbeing team > click on your year group > click the assembly video link

There is also a short PSHE activity to complete every Monday; follow the link published weekly on Microsoft Teams (on the same page as your assembly). Don’t forget to submit your answer.

Bereavement

In these difficult and challenging times of the pandemic, if you have suffered any form of bereavement, please let us know. We will endeavour to support you and your family through this traumatic time. The Pastoral team and our councillor are here for you. Contact us on info@keshacademy.com or send us a message on the Feeling Safe page.

Wellbeing survey

We want to know how your feeling, particularly during the coronavirus lockdown, so that we can support you and help you smile again. Mental Health and Wellbeing survey heading your way soon. Please try and return it, when requested, so that we at KESH can offer personalised support.

Is sleep important for my wellbeing?

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health.

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Support Links


Your online mental wellbeing community. Free, safe an anonymous support.

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Activity cards for lots of different sports and excercises, helping to keep kids active.

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Support, advice, help and guidance on mental health, particulary for students.

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Answer the 5 questions in this interactive quiz to get top tips and advice for you.

Mind plan

About

King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered number 10654935. Registered office: Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UD. Academy tel: 0121 464 4428.

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