An introduction to the Student Wellbeing Team
This page is brought to you by the Student Wellbeing Team.
Our mission is to ensure that all students here at CAM feel safe in school. We are here to support you if you have any issues regarding your wellbeing.
As a team we have already done so much, including tutor time activities raising awareness on topics affecting teens. We have introduced an anti-bullying charter - you might know it as the ‘We wills’ - which outlines what we, as students, will do in order to combat any bullying in our academy; to make it a safe place for everyone. We will continue to help students further through our wellbeing blog, working with other schools and exploring ideas for Feel-Good Friday.
If you have any ideas on how else we can support your wellbeing, ask your Family Captain/Vice-Captain to pass it onto the Student Council.
Look after yourself and each other!
Omolara, Holly, Sofia, Lexia, Alicia, Tamar, Gift & Shanzay
We call it the 'We wills'
Wellbeing blog 15/03/21 - Looking after your mental health
By Lexia, Year 9
Wellbeing blog 28/1/21 - Health For Teens
By Tamar, Year 9
Wellbeing blog 8/1/21 - Making a New Year's Resolution
By Alicia, Year 9
What is a New Year's resolution?
A New Year's resolution is a promise a person makes to themselves for the new year. Regardless of what resolution you commit to, the goal is to improve your life in the coming year.
Did you know New Year’s resolutions are believed to date back 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians?
Why should I make a resolution?
Setting yourself a resolution is a good way to help you reflect on what's important to you.
As the New Year rings in we should all try and make a goal to work towards, even while being in lockdown. There are so many things you can achieve this year. Here are some ideas:
Read a book
Try new food
Drink more water
Be more active
Learn a new language
Why not share your resolution with your friends and family - they will be able to help you to achieve it. A progress chart can also help you stick to your resolution.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself and overthink your resolution. Take baby steps, be positive and, above all, be kind to yourself. And if you don’t manage to achieve it? Well, there’s always next year!
Wellbeing blog 23/11/20 - Be an upstander
By Sofia, Year 9
Bullying is repeated negative behaviour that is intended to make others feel upset, uncomfortable or unsafe.
Bullying doesn't just affect you physically; it also affects you mentally. Bullying is unwanted behaviour.
What is cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person. Cyberbullying happens mostly on social media - people send mean, hurtful or threatening messages. Don’t hesitate to block and report the person and also tell a parent/guardian, teacher or friend about this so they can help you. You could also call places like Childline.
Remember - you need to tell someone. DO NOT keep it a secret.
Don't be a bystander!
If you see someone getting bullied, be an upstander and tell someone about it. Help them - don’t stand there doing nothing because that person could be really hurt.
Bullying is a serious problem young people still face today.
We should treat everyone fairly in and outside of school.
Wellbeing blog 10/11/20 - Anti-Bullying Week & poster competition
Anti-Bullying Week by Holly, Year 9
What is Anti-Bullying Week?
Anti-Bullying Week starts on Monday 16 and ends on Friday 20 November 2020.
It’s an annual event that aims to raise awareness of bullying of children and young people, in schools and elsewhere, and was made to highlight ways of preventing and responding to bullying.
This year the theme is 'United Against Bullying'.
How can I get involved?
Remind yourself of the ‘We wills’ - our student anti-bullying charter
Enter our competition to make a poster - see below for details
Follow activities and events on social media using #AntiBullyingWeek and #abw20
We want you to create a poster! All entries will be awarded Classcharts points, with the winning poster being shared in our Academy Life magazine and around the academy.
You might want to: raise awareness of bullying and the impact it has on young people; talk about where you can get help and support if you are being bullied; promote the ‘We wills’.
Email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand them in at the Library (on your bubble day). The closing date is Monday 23 November.
You might notice some staff Wearing Blue for Wellbeing on Friday 13 November. This is to raise awareness of the impact bullying can have and how we all need to work together to make sure it doesn’t happen in our school - because we are United Against Bullying.
Wellbeing blog 16/10/20 - Change starts with you!
Change starts with you! By Omolara, Year 9
On 1 October 2020 the Student Wellbeing Team (or anti-bullying ambassadors as we were known then) were invited to a Zoom training session with The Diana Award.
What is bullying?
The Diana Award describes bullying as repeated negative behaviour that is intended to make others feel upset, uncomfortable or unsafe. This means that a bully wants to hurt a person verbally, physically or indirectly (indirect bullying could be ignoring a person on purpose, spreading rumours, gossiping about someone). People who are bullied often feel alone, upset and unsafe.
How can I help?
We can all help to reduce incidences of bullying by doing small acts of kindness each day to make people smile. Watch this motivational video all about kindness.
Where can I find help?
The Diana Award Crisis Messenger offers free, anonymous 24/7 text support to young people across the UK. Trained volunteers will listen to how you're feeling and help you think through the next step towards feeling better.
Text DA to 85258
Here are some useful places to get help and support:
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
Samaritans 116 123