Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit 2017
It gives us great pleasure in providing advanced notification that St Joseph’s RC High School in partnership with our friends from The Dementia Society are planning to organise a ‘Mindfulness Conference’ at the school on
FRIDAY OCTOBER 27th 2017
The purpose of this event is three fold:
• to bring together a variety of sectors, agencies and professionals to raise awareness of Mental Health
• to create opportunities for the sharing of good practice
• to discuss future working practice in ensuring we are providing the best possible opportunities for our young people to access information, advice and assistance.
As a close and valued practitioner we hope you will be able to book this date in advance and contribute to what we hope will be an inspiring and innovative occasion.
If you require supplementary information please feel free to email or contact either Mr Ian Humpage or Mr Tim Nunn via the links below. Further details of the day’s programme and schedule will be finalised in September 2017.
Wellbeing for Future Generations
Our school has been selected to play a major part in gathering information as part of an annual survey for Newport Local Authority.
It is your chance to have your say regarding views, opportunities and the future. There are about 20 quick questions which we would be very grateful if you could complete and submit. It is so easy, follow the link, express your thoughts and then submit. In addition to the survey there is a short film explaining why this is being done and what impact it is hoped to have on our future.
Are you aged between 4 and 20?
Young People’s Well-Being Survey Information
In 2014 a young people’s needs survey was undertaken in partnership with schools which received nearly 1,000 responses from young people aged from four to over 20. The results were very informative and contributed to the development of school policies, council and partnership services. This autumn, a similar young people’s survey is planned alongside other public engagement relating to the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. This new Act places duties on the Council and our partners to work together to improve the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of our communities now and in the future and puts sustainable development at the heart of public services; a world first for Wales.
Schools played a vital role in promoting the previous survey and Newport LA would greatly appreciate your support to ensure that this year’s survey gets the widest possible response. Taking part will help us to meet our duties to promote young people’s participation and to inform them about the UN Rights of the Child, as well as being an opportunity to shape public services going forward. The survey is anonymous and will not provide individual results for each school. However, the overall results will be shared with schools. A similar response rate to the 2014 survey will provide reliable data on the issues that matter most to young people; where we are doing well; and the areas for improvement for schools and other service providers.