Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week this year couldn’t have come at a better time for our students, as it coincided perfectly with the upcoming examination season. With stress levels on the rise, our school invited Ms. Nina Evripidou from Neapolis University to share her expert advice and valuable tips on how to cope with the pressure that exams bring.
Ms. Evripidou’s visit was highly anticipated, and students eagerly gathered to listen to her insightful talk. As an experienced mental health professional, she provided our students with practical strategies and effective coping mechanisms to manage the stress and anxiety associated with exams. During her presentation, Ms. Evripidou emphasised the importance of self-care and prioritizing mental well-being. She highlighted the significance of establishing a daily routine that includes exercise, healthy eating, and regular breaks for relaxation.
Taking care of one’s physical health goes hand in hand with mental well-being, and Ms. Evripidou stressed the need for students to get enough sleep to maintain optimal cognitive functioning. Furthermore, Ms. Evripidou shared several stress management techniques that students could incorporate into their study routine. Deep breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, and positive self-talk were just a few of the strategies she suggested. These techniques not only help alleviate stress but also improve focus and concentration, ultimately enhancing academic performance.
As educators, it is our responsibility to ensure that our students thrive not only academically but also emotionally. By providing them with the necessary tools and resources to cope with stress, we are equipping them for success in both their examinations and in life beyond the classroom. Mental Health Week may have come and gone, but its impact continues to resonate within our school community.
Through initiatives like these, we are fostering a culture that prioritises mental health and empowers students to take charge of their well-being. Together, we can ensure that our students not only achieve their academic goals but also lead fulfilling and balanced lives.