Here at Slough and Eton, we understand that Sixth Form can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster. This is why we prioritise the wellbeing of our young adults by ensuring they know how to combat difficult feelings in order to maximise their learning potential. Sixth Formers have the opportunity to attend weekly wellbeing workshops in which students learn how to manage stress, anxiety, demotivation and tiredness. These workshops run throughout the academic year to ensure everyone has access to support when needed. We also offer 1:1 support for students, in which the support is personalised to the individuals needs and worries.
Miss Kumar leads on our Young Health Champions programme, a team of Sixth Form students trained in Mental Health First Aid who help us to understand things from the student perspective. Students work closely with Aik Saath (Together as One) and develop key skills which contribute towards their personal development. Upon finishing their training, the Young Health Champions collaborate with Miss Kumar to and have led on awareness raising throughout the school, and they plan and deliver workshops on exam stress, transitions (Year 6 into Year 7, Year 11 to Year 12).
Last year we introduced a Sixth Form Men's Mental Health drop-in group in response to feedback from our older male students.