Student Wellbeing Support
During this period of school closure, it is especially important that all of us, parents, staff and students, look after our own wellbeing. To support students, there are a number of resources and services available:
- Please follow the links within the Catholic Life section of the website to a variety of resources prepared by our chaplaincy team, the CMAT and the Nottingham Diocesan Youth Service.
- Visit the Home Learning Resource Centre, and go to the folder labelled "Spiritual Reflections and Personal Challenges". Each week you will find a selection of resources to help you explore your faith. Finding a few moments for prayer each day brings us closer to God. As prayer becomes a habit, we begin to feel more at ease with ourselves, more accepting of others, and at peace with the world.
- Think for the Future (TFTF) works with young people to develop emotional resilience and a positive attitude to personal growth. Students at De Lisle College have been working closely with a TFTF mentor over the past term. They are producing a number of resources which will be useful to all students. Please click on the following links to check out their guidance on mental health, managing emotions, motivation, the magic of music, social media, developing a positive mindset, self-belief, concentration, healthy relationships, good habits, dealing with failure, dreams and aspirations, understanding behaviours, dealing with pressure, facing challenges and overcoming barriers, positive role models and self-awareness. Others will follow.
There is a great deal of excellent support for student mental health and wellbeing online. We would recommend Child Line (www.childline.org.uk) and Kooth (www.kooth.com) as a very good place to start in terms of counselling, information and advice.
Finally, don't forget that we have access to both a wellbeing coach and a resilience mentor at De Lisle. If you would like an online consultation with either of them, please don't hesitate to contact your head of year, who will be able to make a referral on your behalf.