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World Mental Health Day : Sunday 10th October

World Mental Health Day : Sunday 10th October

On Friday 8th of October staff took the opportunity to dress in yellow to show support for our young people’s mental health.  Abbie and Sophie (S6), two of our Mental Health Ambassadors who are also trained as MH peer educators, shared information with our pupils via the bulletin to raise awareness of how to access support and the importance of valuing the ‘little things’ in life and how that has a positive impact on our wellbeing.

Running club is setting the pace

Running club is setting the pace

Running club has started again this term, we meet every Thursday after school (3pm – 3:45pm) and meet in PE. We are currently doing our own version of couch to 5km and are all just starting out again!  If you would like to join us all you need to do is speak to Mrs Rees-Jenkins in Science or go visit our Active schools team!

You can book in online:

https://www.livelifeaberdeenshire.org.uk/sport-and-physical-activity/active-schools/active-schools-in-your-area/alford/

Everyone is welcome and all abilities of walker to runner can join in 🙂

Run club is just fun and a great way to relax after a busy day!

Mrs Rees-Jenkins (Science)

NHS Minor Ailment Service at Your Local Pharmacy

NHS Minor Ailment Service at Your Local Pharmacy

This is a service for children, people aged 60 or over, people who hold a medical exemption certificate and people on certain benefits.  Once registered your pharmacist can give you medicines for minor illnesses with no charge.

To make use of this service you will need to register with your local pharmacy, you will need to provide some basic information regarding name, address etc and you will also require to produce proof of medical exemption certificate, age or benefits.  There is a list of minor illnesses that are provided for under this service and further information in the leaflet below.

Minor Ailments Information Leaflet

 

Webinars developed by CAMHS Early Intervention Team

Webinars developed by CAMHS Early Intervention Team

The NHS Grampian CAMHS Early Intervention team have developed a series of webinars to support parents to support themselves and their children during a time when we know anxiety is likely to be increased. A link to access these webinars can be found here.

The webinar topics include:

Episode 1: Welcome and meet the team

Episode 2: Body tools ​for anxiety

Episode 3: Thinking tools ​for anxiety

Episode 4: Managing anxious behaviours​

Episode 5: Talking to your child about anxiety​

Episode 6: Understanding the adolescent brain and impact on teen mental health during the Covid-19 lockdown

Episode 7: Looking after your mental health and wellbeing

Episode 8: Resources you may find helpful

Episode 9: Supporting your child on the return to school following lockdown

 

Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day

Yesterday was Time to Talk Day with a focus on ‘The Power of Small’.

A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.

We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us with mental health problems are made to feel.

Time to Talk Day is the day that we get the nation talking about mental health. This year’s event might look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever.

We need your help to start the conversation this Time to Talk Day – together we can end mental health stigma.

Pupils can access further information on their pupil support site or by using the following link : https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day

Remember to get in touch with your guidance teacher or by using the mental health reporting form if you need to talk to us, we are here to help!

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