Wellbeing Matters 2022

College-wide Wellbeing Awareness Events

Mental Health Awareness Events

There are a number of events that take place annually to allow the College community to collectively explore wellbeing and mental health. DC IAM – Dulwich College Identity Awareness Month ‘Belonging is not a once-and-for-all condition, a static identity tattooed on our skin; it is a constant self- examination and dynamic revision of where we are, who we are, and where we want to be.’ – Elif Shafak Each year, we invite the pupils and staff to consider their own identity and sense of self, to understand the lived experiences of others, and to reflect on a sense of and being part of a community. Our identity awareness month activities include assemblies, speakers, lessons, and a creative, collective response that recognises that having a sense of belonging is linked to our mental health. The month also celebrates LGBT History.

As a College, we mark and celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Week. We usually follow the Mental Health Foundation’s yearly theme for the week. At a time in the school year when many of our pupils are preparing for examinations, this week provides the necessary platform, space and time to remind us to focus on our mental health. We consider themes such as being heard, connecting with others, and how nature and your environment can enhance mental health. The Year 11s also have a designated Mental Health Awareness Day where they take part in a range of activities that encourage them to think about the resources and approaches that they can actively use to support their wellbeing.


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