Wellbeing is a team effort at All Saints Catholic College Liverpool. School counsellors Breanna Sada and Andrew Psaila are registered psychologists at the core of a culture that gives wellbeing and positive mental health equal importance to academic achievement.
When the College amalgamated previously separate boys’ and girls’ schools this year to create a co-educational school of 1,000 students in Years 7 to 10, the pair began to work more closely together.
They take part in diverse learning meetings and link families and students to relevant external services and healthcare professionals including refuges, paediatricians, psychologists, and youth workers. They have also delivered classes on mental health to help teachers meet curriculum requirements in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) and information sessions for teachers on positive psychology.
Pastoral lessons every two weeks focus on mental health, personal development, goal setting, cyber safety, forms of bullying and how to stop…
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