This week (August 8-12) the Colleges Health Committee ran its very first CBC Mental Health week, hosting activities during recess and lunch to raise awareness around Mental Health Illness.
A wellness tree (the EYWA tree) was placed in the foyer of the school and students’ were encouraged to write messages of of support and encouragement on it. Healthy friendship piklets were made by the Home Economics Department with messages of support on them and handed out during recess and lunch each day. Students were encouraged to give them to students outside they’re friend group as a bond of friendship. Home Economics students baked 100 Friendship piklets everyday this week to meet demands! Headspace Rockingham, Helping Minds and Act Belong Commit visited the school on the 9th of August running activities during breaks with students as a way of teaching them where they can go for support outside of the school. Our College radio presenters ran with the theme of Mental Health awareness reading messages from Act-Belong-Commit and playing upbeat pop music to brighten students days.
A big Thank You to everyone involved, especially to the external agencies who visited the school to educate our students about Mental Health, the Comet Bay College Health Committee for their planning and execution and a special mention to our School Nurses Robyn and Celia for all their hard work pulling the final touches together and over seeing the events of the week.