Wellbeing Matters 2022

Upper School It is our role to help pupils during their transition towards adulthood, ensuring they are equipped with the skills and virtues to navigate life beyond the College.

There is a great deal of pressure to conform to the will of the group, but our hope is that a Dulwich education will give pupils the strength and courage to become reflective individuals – prepared to stand up for what is morally right even if that might come at some personal cost. Young people are under so much pressure to achieve that the expectations can be very daunting. The Upper School provides a supportive environment where pupils know they can turn to someone – be it a friend, Tutor, Chaplain, Head of Year or a counsellor – who is there to listen. Pupils are also given a ‘Looking after your mental health’ card to carry with them with tips and places to go for further advice. The Wellbeing Programme in the Upper School is designed to give students the skills to make the right decisions or to help others make the right decisions. Through a series of lessons and lectures, students will build on what they have learned in previous years to discuss topics such as addiction, healthy relationships, consent, sexual health, fake news, conspiracy theories, and extremism. As they reach their final year at the College, they will look at finance, credit, buying and renting, scams, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, staying safe abroad, and student finance. Whilst the issues covered may not

affect individuals, there is a focus on being there to support others who may experience challenges.

As well as a Wellbeing Prefect, some members of the Upper School are appointed as Digital Ambassadors. They support the delivery of digital awareness throughout the school and encourage pupils to consider how to manage their online identities in a safe, secure and controlled way.


Made with FlippingBook - Online catalogs