Today we kicked off our second year “This is Me, This is Us” campaign (https://www.thelordmayorsappeal.org/a-healthy-city/this-is-me/), which was started in our location by one of our Associate Faculty last year. She is currently away working towards her BEd.
This year, I want to do more to discuss mental health with my whanau (family group/advisor). My grade 7’s. I’ve created this poster as a talking point for us today. I hope that students will be able to come up with ways that they currently take care of themselves so they can take care of others, and hopefully, each student will pick up a new method to try. It’s not perfect, it’s not a cure, it’s not a fix all, but it is starting the conversation, normalizing the vocabulary, and reminding us all to take care of ourselves – especially in an environment that often demands excellence.
We’ll pick up the discussion on Monday, looking at all the suggestions and how we might apply them to our own lives. Then we’ll look at what mental health care looks like at RNS with some posters that some lovely staff have put together (i.e. who to turn to, how to access help).
How do you help your students with their mental health?