Mental Health Week: Register For A Parent Information Session With Our School Psychologists

As referenced in last week’s Dhanara, October is Mental Health Month, which aims to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing.

At AISHK we are raising awareness through a Tune In to Mental Health week. Starting on 25 October, we will be holding a variety of events and activities for students, staff and parents, with the goal to focus on our individual and collective wellbeing. We will also look at what we are doing as a community to become mental health allies. We are encouraging our community to Tune in to themselves, Tune in to others, Tune in to our communities, Tune in to stigma.

Parent Information Sessions

For parents, our school psychologists, Ms Bernadette Spencer and Ms Joanna Chan are presenting information sessions, at school, on mental health. The morning is an opportunity to talk about and ask:

  • What is mental health?
  • How to promote your child/young person’s mental health
  • Recognising signs that suggest that your child could be experiencing difficulties and how to support them.
  • Taking the time to Tune In to your own and others’ mental health.

Sessions will be held as follows: 

  • Tuesday 26 October, 8:30am – 9:30am: Focus on mental health for children 12 years of age and under
  • Friday 29 October, 8:30am – 9:30am: Focus on mental health for children 12 years of age and over
  • Thursday 4 November, 8:30am – 9:30am: Focus on mental health for children 12 years of age and under

Each session will overall be similar with changes made to meet the needs of the particular age groups. Therefore, parents may choose one session to attend.

Venue: AISHK 9F Staff Centre

RSVP for a session online by clicking here and logging in with your AISHK parent log-in details. If you have forgotten your details, please use our password retrieval form.

Should you have any queries, please contact:
Joanna Chan | Primary School Psychologist: joanna_chan@aishk.edu.hk
Bernadette Spencer | Secondary School Psychologist: bernadette_spencer@aishk.edu.hk

We look forward to connecting with AISHK parents on this important subject through these information sessions.

Student Activities

Primary students will engage in lessons about tuning into their feelings. Older Primary students will discuss ways to tune into their feelings while also accepting and assisting others to talk about their feelings. All students will be offered opportunities to engage in and learn new wellbeing activities they can do.  For students in Secondary, we will spend time during pastoral care and PDHPE lessons to consider the way we approach our own mental health and how we can best support others. This will culminate in a full school display, in the atrium, on how we ‘Tune into Mental Health’.

Across the school, there will be time allocated at assemblies to mark the occasion. During lunchtimes, students will be encouraged to go along to the SRC-run Connection Cuff stations and make a cuff for themselves or one another. These cuffs will be in different shades of green to symbolise our support of mental health. Students will have permission to wear the cuffs to school during the mental health week.

On Friday, as a way to finish the week, the Senior Rock Band will put on a “Tune into Mental Health” outdoor, lunchtime concert, for both primary and secondary students.

Staff will be invited to participate in a variety of wellbeing activities, including meditation and PE for grown-ups. Staff will also be encouraged to take the time during the week to share a cuppa with a colleague and a chat about mental health.

We encourage the entire community to use this month as an opportunity to discuss, consider and prioritise mental health.

AISHK Wellbeing Committee