Student Advocacy and Wellbeing

 


Purpose of the Wellbeing Team at BHSSC
To promote mental, social, physical and emotional health for young people in order to enhance learning and life course outcomes.

Purpose of Advocacy and Wellbeing at BHSSC

We promote mental, social, physical and emotional health for young people in order to enhance learning and life course outcomes.

To promote mental, social, physical and emotional health for young people in order to enhance learning and life course outcomes.

ADVOCACY

 

What is Adcocacy?

Advocacy is a pastoral care model designed to provide positive impact on engagement in learning, attendance, academic achievement, school retention and psychological and social wellbeing.

An ‘Advocate’ is a staff member who is allocated to a group of students who meet twice a week to explore the student’s engagement in learning and possible barriers to success.

Advocacy also has a wellbeing focus and during the weekly sessions teachers may cover the following topics:

 

  • —  Positive education/positive psychology
  • —  Goal setting
  • —  Study skills
  • —  Time management
  • —  Resilience
  • —  Respectful relationships
  • —  wellbeing
  • —  Student attendance/retention
  • —  General engagement in learning
  • —  Academic achievement
  • —  Psychological and social wellbeing
  • —  Career guidance

     

The main focus this year is on Positive Education as a preventative model for mental health and wellbeing.  As a school we are focusing on specific skills that assist students to strengthen their relationships, build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, promote mindfulness and encourage a healthy lifestyle. 

Positive Education is the scientific study of human flourishing, and an applied approach to optimal functioning. It has also been defined as the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organisations to thrive (Gable & Haidt, 2005, Sheldon & King, 2001). 


Student Wellbeing 


If students are going through a difficult time socially or emotionally we do have a wellbeing team in place to support them. In addition to this we can organise education testing if you suspect the student has learning difficulties. If you would like your son/daughter to see a counsellor we have several options

  • —  Andrea Foster – Youth Social Worker
  • —  Amy Pascoe – Director of Advocacy and Wellbeing
  • —  Gemma MacKechnie – Psychologist
  • —  Educational Psych – Felicity McCall-Wolf

 

If you would like to refer a young person to our services, please call either Amy Pascoe or Andrea Foster on 98900571

 

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