The newly established Wellbeing Ambassadors have worked very hard over the past year to raise awareness of mental health issues and offer pupils individual support.
We have successfully raised money for different charities, focusing on youth mental health and child exploitation; we have also offered pupil insight to help develop the PSHEE curriculum. The Wellbeing Ambassadors held ‘tea and biscuit’ sessions with last year’s Shell to help them with settling into Marlborough, and to promote a positive and supportive attitude surrounding mental health.
We are really grateful to Issie Raper (IH 2017-22) and Atty Adams (LI 2017-22) for their initiative in starting this programme and we are excited to continue the group’s work into this school year.
This term, we are focusing on recruiting new Wellbeing Ambassadors from the current Lower Sixth and we are sure they will bring new energy and ideas to the team. Moreover, we are keen to use World Mental Health Awareness Day this October to further promote positive attitudes towards wellbeing and to offer year group specific activities to provide really useful sessions for pupils that they can learn a lot from.
The overarching aim for our team is to make the Ambassadors an integral part of Marlborough life and ensure that wellbeing remains a top priority at the College. We want all pupils to feel they can approach an Ambassador with any concerns that they have and to know that their thoughts will be heard. To that end, we have already worked closely with small groups of pupils from the new Shell to support them in settling into Marlborough.
It has been very rewarding working as co-lead of the Wellbeing Ambassadors alongside Ted C and I am excited for the future of the group.
Co-lead, Wellbeing Ambassadors Team