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.
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.

Reading, Listening to Music and Drawing

Comic Relief Red Nose Day 2021

Growing fruit and veg

Edinburgh Zoo

World Book Day

Get involved in the various activities going on in this virtual World Book Day 2021.


Find the competition on Teams in the KESH All Students Team.

Coronavirus - staying safe

It is really important that we follow Government guidelines when it comes to coronavirus.

Watch the news to keep informed and updated.

It is important to keep the body and mind active during any lockdown.

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 safeandwell@keshacademy.com.

5 distance learning tips

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)

The external links below take you to useful information on managing your wellbeing.

BBC
Gyms might be closed but there are other ways to stay fit and healthy.
Time to change
Checking in on your family, friends and colleagues during the coronavirus outbreak is more important than ever.
NHS
vidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.
NHS
This mood self-assessment can help you better understand how you've been feeling recently.
NHS
On this page you can listen to a series of mental wellbeing audio guides to help you boost your mood.
Every Mind Matters - YouTube
Take a deep breath in and a long exhale out – feels good, doesn't it? Try our mindful breathing exercise video to help you feel more calm and present.
Cambridge
Online teaching is a new reality that many teachers currently face. While getting to grips with working from home and using new technology, we might forget about teacher wellbeing. Christina Gkonou has offered five tips to teachers who have found themselves in this situation, reminding them that wellbeing and routine are still important.
eBook
The Academy has purchased the Wellness Collection from our eplatform provider, Wheelers, to support staff and students with their mental-health and well-being at this point in time. Log in with your email address and password.
Positive Young Minds
Here’s some quick and easy activities with minimal resources to build into your day.
Childrens Mental Health Week
The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is Express Yourself.

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, our Family Support Officer and councillor, Student Support office, or any other member of staff you feel comfortable talking to. Get in touch via safeandwell@keshacademy.com or call 0121 464 4428.

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 safeandwell@keshacademy.com or send us a message on the Feeling Safe page.

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.

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 in England and Wales. Registered number 10654935. Registered office: Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UD. Tel: 0121 472 1147.

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