The wellbeing calendar runs all through the school year with each month focusing on a theme, tying in with National and International Awareness days and weeks. See below for each monthly theme.
October 10th marked the celebration of World Mental Health Day 2020. Ribston Hall encouraged our students to get involved on 9th October, by taking part in various activities during tutor time. Young Minds are a charity leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They’re there to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
We believe that all forms of bullying are unacceptable as they are inconsistent with the ethos and aims of our school. Ribston Hall is committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn in a supportive, compassionate and tolerant environment.
Since April, the School Council have been speaking to senior staff about bullying, and its impact on young people. A series of activities for Anti-Bullying week were led by these students and included an assembly, which can be watched here
January 29th sees the annual Young Carers Day – a day which we celebrate our wonderful Young Carers. We would love to be able to see our carers and celebrate with them in person, however, due to national lockdown, this is something we are unable to do. Instead, we decided to send our Young Carers a gift, to let them know that that we understand they might be finding the lockdown incredibly hard, that we are thinking of them and their families and that we are here for them.
Gloucestershire Young Carers support young carers by providing direct services in partnership with a raft of other organisations and working with young carers to support professionals and commissioners to improve their response to young carers. You can find out more information by visiting their website; http://www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk/
Commencing the 1st February 2021 was Children’s Mental Health Week with the exciting theme ‘Express Yourself’. At Ribston we chose to celebrate this important event for the whole month of February, organising a range of virtual activities to get people involved and raise awareness.
Mental Health Awareness Week formed the Wellbeing focus in school this month, with the national theme being 'nature'.
The Wellbeing department asked students to consider where they went outside that helped them to feel better and advice for others on how they could improve their mental health. They wrote their thoughts on leaves which formed this tree.