emotional wellbeing and mental health
For more information about World Mental Health Day, please see the health and wellbeing website’s news page.
An employee wellbeing event will be held at the Bluebell Centre in Chelmsley Wood on Monday 14 October, between 1.30pm to 4.30pm. All are welcome.
Employees are invited to drop in between these times to find out more about the wellbeing initiatives currently available at the council, as well as providing an opportunity to meet all of our benefit providers in one location. Some of the stands will include:
- Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund – corporate health cash plan
- Teachers’ Pension Scheme
- Mental health first aid
- Vectis cards
- Everyone Active leisure centre gym membership
- Travel passes
- Nutritional advice
- Solihull Carers Stand
The event will take place in The Loft at the Bluebell Centre, West Mall, Chelmsley Wood, Solihull, B37 5TN.
Please book some time in your diary to come along and attend.
For more information contact Claire Cooksey in HR on 0121 704 8136, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday 25 September 2019, Solihull School will host a CPD day for colleagues nationwide on Tackling Prejudice and Discrimination in the Digital Age: What Can Schools Do? and they would like to invite you colleagues from your school to join us for a unique event centred around the extraordinary life story of Eva Schloss.
Eva will join you for a Q&A after a performance of And Then They Came for Me, a critically acclaimed play about her remarkable family history and an exhibition, The Promise, about the artistic talents her brother Heinz cultivated whilst hiding from the Nazis for two years. It is the first time the play and the exhibition will be shown together.
Furthermore, the day will also involve a series of prominent speakers and organisations who will cover a wide range of relevant topics, whilst providing practical advice and measures for teachers interested in developing such initiatives in their own schools. Further information about the programme can be found in the attached flyer.
Places on the Wednesday CPD event on 25 September 2019 can be booked at a subsidised rate of £95 via the TryBooking link here:
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being support service for children and young people. Kooth is a completely safe and an anonymous website where young people can go to gain advice, support and guidance from our BACP qualified counsellors, up to 10pm, 365 days a year.
Our experienced counsellors, moderated message forums and magazine can offer emotional support to young people with a wide range of issues, from having a bad day or falling out with their friends, to more serious issues such as bullying, stress, anxiety, depression, family relationships, sexuality, eating disorders, self-harm, abuse etc. We can also support young people who are on the waiting list for CAMHS or those who do not meet their criteria.
For year 6 students who will soon be transitioning to secondary schools it may be an exciting time but may also cause anxiety and stress in others. Kooth has supported many year 6 students at this stage by discussing Kooth’s services and how it can provide additional support and guidance should they wish. Kooth can also support vulnerable young people who may experience isolation or low self-esteem and help build their resilience for the big changes ahead.
If you would like to have a discussion or arrange for a short presentation to be delivered to your students please contact Jas Hothi, email@example.com or call 07949 819503.
The event is aimed at children who have special educational needs and disabilities and their families. For further information about the fun day, please see the attached poster.