The month of April marks National Stress Awareness Month led by the National Institute of Health. Launched in 1992 the aim is to raise awareness for the causes and impacts of stress on people and provide some useful tools to prevent and reduce stress.
With stress and poor mental health being one of the biggest public health change sin recent times, at Etone College we make sure we take our role seriously in supporting pupils to reduce their stress and promote positive mental health and the activities that can support this.
With the exam season upcoming and naturally brining a close to what Year 11 have been working hard towards the timing for Stress Awareness Month has never been more apt. Running across the term our Theme of the Week continue to run with the themes lending themselves to activities and assemblies that support and promote positive mental health and ways to relieve stress. In addition to this we have our weekly Wellbeing Club where pupils can come for ‘Time to Talk’ with peers and teachers, take part in games and activities or just do some relaxing drawing. The aim of the club is to provide a dedicated time to relax and provide a space for pupils to check in on their mental health.
Remember the five top tips at Etone to support your Mental Wellbeing:
- Try to connect with others
- Keep physically active
- Try a new hobby or interest
- Focus on the present
- Give to others