Teaching pupils about mental health and emotional wellbeing as part of a developmental PSHE education curriculum can play a vital role in keeping pupils safe. The introduction of such a curriculum has many benefits. It is a good opportunity to promote pupils’ wellbeing through
the development of healthy coping strategies and an understanding of pupils’ own emotions as well as those of other people. Additionally, we can use such lessons as a vehicle for providing pupils who do develop difficulties with strategies to keep themselves healthy and
safe, as well as supporting pupils to support any of their friends who are facing challenges.

Veronika Horokova, our School psychotherapist led the workshops in the past and guided participants through some goal setting and reflection exercises to provide specific techniques in how to cope with daily stressors, increase positive thinking and encourage a growth mindset in life.

Sarah Powdrill
the PSHEE coordiantor