Promoting Well-being at St Lawrence College
In recent years, mental health and well-being have rightly become significant concerns within the education sector. At St Lawrence College, we proactively prioritise the mental health of our students. By implementing various measures, such as providing mental health first aiders and cultivating a supportive environment, we create a nurturing atmosphere that puts student well-being at the forefront of everything.
Mental Health First Aid
St Lawrence College recognises the importance of trained professionals in addressing mental health concerns. We have taken the initiative to appoint mental health first aiders who are trained to provide immediate support and assistance to students facing any challenges or struggles whilst being away from home. These dedicated individuals serve as a vital resource, offering a compassionate and understanding ear to students in need.
Having mental health first aiders in place demonstrates St Lawrence College’s commitment to cultivating an environment where mental health is taken seriously. It sends a powerful message to students that their well-being is valued and that there are knowledgeable individuals available to provide support whenever necessary.
Holistic Well-being Programs
St Lawrence College recognises that promoting mental health involves more than just addressing crises. Which is why we focus on developing comprehensive well-being programs that encompass various aspects of students’ lives, including physical, emotional, and social well-being.
We also offer a range of extracurricular activities, such as sports, arts, and mindfulness programs, which contribute to the overall well-being of students. These activities provide opportunities for relaxation, self-expression, and personal growth, allowing students to develop coping mechanisms and stress-management skills.
Supportive and Nurturing Environment
We know that creating a supportive and nurturing environment is at the core of promoting mental health particularly for boarding schools. St Lawrence College, like many other boarding schools, places a strong emphasis on building positive relationships between students and staff.
Through the curriculum and co-curricular activities, the school is committed to addressing mental health concerns but also educating and raising awareness among students, staff, and parents. This proactive approach contributes to a supportive and nurturing environment where students feel comfortable seeking help when needed.
St Lawrence College’s commitment to mental health is evident through the appointment of our mental health first aiders and the efforts of the staff and students in raising awareness. These initiatives, along with comprehensive well-being programs and a supportive environment, contribute to the overall well-being of students and reinforce the message that their mental health is valued.