At Dunottar, we recognise that positive wellbeing and good mental health is vital for our pupils’ happiness and achievement. There is a strong focus on this in the everyday ethos and work of the school.
Read the latest issue of Oasis magazine, created by a group of Sixth Form wellbeing ambassadors, keen to share their best wellbeing tips and ideas.
As we move through the next steps of the pandemic, we will keep sharing information about how you can support your mental health, and the wellbeing of your family and community. Have a look at the ideas below for ways to protect and support mental health this spring.
For many of us, the gradual easing of lockdown brings longed-for opportunities (even if at a social distance) – to see friends, play sports, resume contact with family in ‘real space’ or get back to work that we value.
There is a confidential counselling service at Dunottar which is open to any pupil on Monday 08:30 – 16:00 and Tuesday 08:30 – 13:00. Sessions last between 30 and 50 minutes. Pupils are welcome to make an appointment to visit the counsellor to discuss any concerns they may have, without the fear of them being discussed elsewhere. However, if there is any concern for the safety of the child or another person, this information will immediately be passed to the school’s Deputy Head (Pastoral) and designated safeguarding lead.
The Health Centre is staffed from 08:30 to 16:00, Monday to Friday. Pupils can see the school nurse during the course of the day if they are unwell, or to take any medication that may be prescribed during school hours.
Our aim is to share and provide links to good quality information and guidance on mental health and wellbeing. We would encourage pupils and parents with any concerns to get in touch with us.
Please follow the links below for more information on mental health and ways to maintain good mental health.