GRAMS attends Champion Bay Senior High School 2023 Mental Health Expo

Published on Friday, 24 February 2023 at 10:21:51 AM

GRAMS Social Emotional and Wellbeing (SEWB) team attended Champion Bay Senior High School’s Mental Health Expo on Wednesday 22 February. The aim of the Expo was to highlight the importance of mental health and introduce students to local services. Over 14 local services attended, providing activities to students that promote good mental health.

The SEWB team had so much fun chatting with the students ranging from years 7 to 12 about the importance of gratitude and letting go of their worries.

We provided blank cards and asked students to write one thing they are grateful for today and place it in our gratitude Jar. The SEWB team talked to students about taking time every day to think of something that they are grateful for and start the day with a positive mindset.

Our team also had worry leaves for the students. We asked the students to write their worries on a leaf that could be released into the ocean.  The aim of the worry leaves was to let the students know that it is okay to let go of things that they might be worrying about, especially if it is out of their control.

“Sometimes things can get so big and such a worry inside your head that you just need to write it down on a piece of paper and then chuck it out. Sometimes we can’t remove worries permanently, but we don’t have to carry them around with us all day. We loved the idea of leaves and chucking them into the ocean. We wanted to give students ideas that they could use at home,” said SEWB Worker Deltyn Jones.

The Champion Bay students were so great and engaged perfectly at our table, we had the pleasure of meeting up to 200 students. Big thank you to all staff, we can’t wait to be back next year.

Social and Emotional Wellbeing Team at Champion Bay High School

Gratitude Box

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