Pupil Wellbeing is an idea set in place by pupils for pupils. It looks and caters towards pupils wellbeing within the school and outside of school and lets them have a say in what they want to discuss with a different topic term by term. The pupils can also add to the page any links or information they think may help others with the current term topic.This terms topic is Anxiety which you can find below:
Coping With Anxiety
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life – for example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, making new friends and starting something new. It may even be for the new Year 7's starting each year with the jump from primary to secondary school.
Some anxiety symptoms can be found in the image below:
Things that may cause anxiety when starting high school
• Being bullied
• Not making friends
• Getting lost
• Not being able to do the work
• Getting to school and back (especially if it involves public transport)
• Not having the right books and equipment
• Not knowing what to do if there’s a problem
• Not getting on with the teachers
• Getting into trouble.
How do you cope with anxiety? Fortunately, there are a number of strategies that we can use to reduce our anxiety. These include:
- Understanding more about anxiety.
- Learning how to challenge your unhelpful thoughts and see things in a more realistic light.
- Improving your problem solving skills.
- Learning how to reduce the amount of time you spend worrying.
- Learning how you can feel more relaxed (physically and mentally).
- Learning how to stop avoiding the things that make you anxious.
All these aspects are self development. It's important to try to find something that can relax you and take away anxiety, stress and other symptoms you may be feeling.
If you'd like to know more about how Pupil Wellbeing was setup, visit our news story