Nurturing Pupil Mental Health & Wellbeing – The Wellbeing Hub
Creating an environment that nurtures pupil mental health and wellbeing is a key priority for us at NHEHS. To help us do this, this is a reminder that we have invested in The Wellbeing Hub, developed by child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing experts, Teen Tips.
NHEHS parents are entitled to free access to the interactive online portal, designed to help understand and meet your child’s social and emotional needs.
As members, our parents can access:
• Complete Parenting Teens and Parenting 2-12’s Audio & Video Courses
• Weekly Updated Resources – podcasts, articles, tips and more
• Weekly Live Q&A with a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist
• Careers Advice Articles and Webinars, as well as Inspiring Futures Mini-Podcasts – insiders’ perspectives on different industries, roles and career paths
• Q&A Library
• Self-Care – an area to find positivity, inspiration, good news and more
• Monthly Webinars from in-house and guest, expert-level speakers on a range of topics
The Wellbeing Hub for Pupils
Our pupils also have access to The Wellbeing Hub via two different platforms, one for those aged 10-13 and one for those aged 13+, with resources tailored specifically to support them with their mental health and wellbeing. The Wellbeing Hub for pupils includes Answers – a huge bank of Q&As on a wide range of topics, Top Tips – short films, blogs, and tip sheets on all manner of themes, Self-Care – an area to find positivity, inspiration, good news and more and Futures – Careers Advice and Inspiring Futures Podcasts. There is also a Help Zone – with links to specialist organisations if extra support or advice is needed plus access to our Wellbeing Ambassadors Programme for Pupils, encouraging them to champion their own and their peers’ wellbeing.
There is a different monthly theme covered each month. Following on from Mental Health in September and “Why Stories Matter” in October, November’s theme is Self-Harm & Eating Disorders and includes a blog on how to support children and young people struggling with self-harm Blog . There is also a two-part podcast on muscle dysmorphia, orthorexia, compulsive exercise, and under eating with Jenny Tomei, George Mycock & Sam Woodfield from JenUp, a non-profit organisation, providing training for teachers on how to spot the early signs of an eating disorder.
December will take the topic of depression and as part of this there is a live webinar on Understanding Depression and How to Prevent It on 7th December at 6.30 pm. There are regular webinars each month which are free for members.
Looking ahead to 2023, January will focus on Screens, February on Anxiety, March on Siblings, April on Diversity & Inclusion and May on Managing Challenging Behaviour in Children and Young People.
Parenting Talk on “Understanding Girls”
On Tuesday 22nd of November we will be holding an in person parenting talk on “Understanding Girls” at 6pm in the Recital Hall, hosted by Dr Tara Porter, Clinical Psychologist. Dr Porter has also written a book for teenage girls and young women, ‘You Don’t Understand Me: The Young Woman’s Guide to Life’, and is a Sunday Times Bestseller. Written directly to teenage girls and young women it covers issues such as families, friends, anxiety, school & education, love & sex, food & eating and the internet.
The talk will focus on why now is such a hard time for mental health and it will also touch on friendships, anxiety and perfectionism.
If you are interested in attending the talk, please book your place by making a payment of £5.00 per person via ParentPay. Please select the payment item “Parenting Talk: 22nd November 2022.”