Challenge 3: Get Involved in your Community
Connecting with people is good for your wellbeing. Taking time to strengthen relationships with people close to us and to broaden relationships with our wider community is important. Sharing how we feel with others helps us to feel more understood.
Why not join a Team or Club in school or in your community?
There are details of local clubs and school clubs on the notice boards in the assembly area.
Connecting is not only important for emotional support but it also helps us to develop a sense of belonging, self-worth and reduces isolation.
Why not Volunteer to help a Charity or someone in need?
One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organisations in need.
And volunteering is a two-way street: It can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.
Today we would also like to remind you that no matter how much we look after our Mental Health, there will be times in our lives when we need help from others. Reach out and ask for help if you need it!
In school you can talk to your, tutor, year head or any staff member you feel comfortable with. We also have a school Counsellor available.
Talk to Family or Friends for support,
Sometimes it’s hard to talk to those close to you so
Here are some Reach Out Cards, they contain numbers that you can ring if you feel the need to discuss your problems with someone.
“It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.”