Mental Health Awareness Week: 14-18 May, 2018

Following the success of our Mental Health Awareness Week last year, the Health and Wellbeing group are planning another full programme of events for parents, teachers and pupils from 14th May – 18th May.

As a direct request from parents, the week will start of by looking at the importance of sleep. Sleep Scotland will deliver a presentation in the school hall on Monday 14th from 6.30 – 7.30pm followed by a Q and A session of twenty minutes. Sleep Scotland plan to pilot their new programme for primary schools in Sciennes in the forthcoming months and will be offering sessions for parents, pupils and will be providing training for school staff.

Alison Outred’s session last year was so popular that she has kindly agreed to run it again. On Tuesday she will give a talk in the school library on the introverted child, and on Thursday she will be analysing our personalities using the Myer Briggs test. Both sessions will be fairly limited in number, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Paula Gilhooly, Support for Learning teacher, will lead an introductory session on Non-Violent Resistance (NVR). NVR is a parenting framework which can help parents to create connected relationships with their children. NVR was the philosophy used by Ghandi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King. Professor Haim Omer later developed NVR to be used in family settings. It focuses on changing the way the adult interacts with the child in order to achieve a more connected relationship.  This introductory session will take place in the Support for Learning base on Wednesday 16th May at 6.30pm when Paula will give an overview of the NVR framework. A more in depth 6 week course will be offered at a later date.

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