Our under 15 girls travelled to Inverurie on Tuesday this week for a league fixture v Inverurie Academy. It was a high scoring, end to end match against a well organised and competitive Inverurie side with us losing out 9-7 in the end. The team battled really well and worked hard for each other. Jodi (S3) opened our scoring and Olivia (S2) was our goal scoring machine with 6 goals.
As part of the Time for Me offer, SAMH have been commissioned to deliver one capacity building workshops per month for parents and carers. Each workshop is approximately 90 minutes long with a break around the midway point. There are 4 Free workshops available (see link for registration):
Listening To & Supporting My Child
This workshop has been specifically developed to provide parents and carers with the knowledge and skills to have mental health conversations with their child.
It explores the different stresses that children and young people experience in their lives, and which can impact on their mental health and wellbeing.
The workshop helps parents and carers learn how to start conversations, including finding the right time, place and way to communicate, and how to support their child even when do they do not want to talk about how they are feeling.
Managing My Wellbeing
This course aims to provide adults with an understanding of self-care both for themselves and for the young people in their care.
It introduces mental health and wellbeing and the importance of us looking after it.
Learners are introduced to the many strands of self-care and the SAMH 5 Ways to Better Wellbeing. They are supported to consider what forms of self-care they can introduce into their lives. Learners are invited to take part in guided mindfulness activities.
Mental Health Awareness
This workshop is an introductory session to mental health and wellbeing awareness.
This course aims to provide the adults around CYP with a grounding in mental health awareness. It defines mental health and the mental health continuum, discusses current prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people, explores the two most common mental health problems, addresses mental health stigma and discrimination, and offers self-care tips and techniques that can be used to help manage their own mental health, as well as supporting others.
Understanding & Managing Stress & Anxiety
This course aims to provide the participants with an awareness of stress and anxiety, and introduces tools that they can use to manage these.
It encourages them to consider the worries and stress that young people experience, and how they can develop into anxiety. They are introduced to coping strategies, breathing and grounding activities.
The Scottish Government have launched a ‘Vaping Addiction’ campaign aimed at parents and carers of 10-17 year olds. The aim is to help increase awareness of the harms and risks of addiction of vaping for children and young people.
Our U15 girls started their season with a competitive match v Meldrum Academy at home. The team worked hard and our goal scorers were Olivia (S2), Abby (S1), Leia (S1) and Daisy (S1). The team demonstrated a lot of potential, but unfortunately we were defeated this time. We are excited for our forthcoming matches next week : Monday home v Turriff in the league and Friday home v Lochside in the Scottish shield.
Our young people have been discussing what skills and qualities are required for a leader particularly in the role of MVP.
They will be developing and using these skills in order to educate peers in topics such as social media use, friendship interactions etc and may have to use their leadership traits to deliver sessions on topics that people find challenging or have fixed views about.
The role and responsibility of the bystander is to speak up and interrupt inappropriate statements / behaviour : the standard we walk past is the standard we accept.
On Thursday 16th March we hosted a health and wellbeing family learning event with a focus on supporting our S3-6 young people as they prepare for their SQA exams. Our S3 and S4 MH peer educators shared some information about their role in school and how support can be accessed and then led the groups around four workshops with a focus on :
Resilient thinking skills and strength spotting
Healthy food choices and brain boosting snacks
The importance of sleep and anxiety management
Nutrition and exercise to help your wellbeing
We welcomed the following providers and they delivered their information in a varied and informative manner.
A Shearer – Full Colour Coaching
D Tuckwood and F Burnett – Public Health Team / NHS
T Stoddard – Trainee School Nurse / NHS
Lyndsay Van Der Starre – ElevateUfitness
We will share information from the workshops with you digitally, please look out for an email with the link to the resources.
Breakfast Items : 3 for £1
Breakfast items are served in the canteen daily from 8.15am, you can choose three items for £1 from the advertised list and these can vary from day to day. Other food items are still available at the normal price😊.
Personal Care Items
The following items are freely available in all accessible toilets. We have :
- Sanitary Items
- Shampoo and Conditioner
Please take only what you need.