Wellbeing Matters 2022

The Yelcho Room The Yelcho Room is a drop-in space, open every break and lunchtime, where all students from year 7 to year 13 can access emotional support daily without having to book an appointment. It is located on the first floor of the medical centre and the team of Listening Staff are supervised by our Lead Counsellor.

Mindfulness At Dulwich College we deliver the MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Partnership) qualification of .b in Years 7, 9 and 12. Following an introductory session, pupils are invited to attend a 10-week course in Mindfulness, run at lunchtimes. At its most simple .b is an awareness-raising exercise to give all pupils a taste of mindfulness so that they know about it and can return to it later in life if they choose to do so. aims to help young people: • To improve their concentration and focus, in classes, in exams and tests, on the sports field, when playing games, when paying attention and listening to others. • To fulfil their potential and pursue their own goals e.g., be more creative, more relaxed, both academically and personally. • To experience greater wellbeing (e.g., feel happier, calmer, more fulfilled). • To work with difficult mental states such as anxious thoughts and low moods. • To cope with the everyday stresses and strains of adolescent life such as exams, relationships, sleep problems, family issues.

Counselling We have a counselling team at the College who are available for all pupils from Ducks to Year 13. They are based on the first floor of the Medical Centre and pupils can book appointments Monday to Friday during term time. Through the opportunity to talk openly, freely and confidentially with a counsellor about difficulties and the feelings these can arouse, counselling supports wellbeing by encouraging personal insight, confidence and self-esteem, assertiveness, an ability to cope better in difficult circumstances and emotional awareness of self and others. It can also help improve relationships, communication, conflict resolution, help clarify confused thoughts and feelings and so aid personal development.


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