Students’ Wellbeing

Staying well and looking after your health

Protecting students’ mental health and wellbeing is a priority at BAEC. We recognise that many students are facing additional mental health challenges and we  encourage them to stay in touch with their tutor, fellow students and the BAEC safeguarding team.

The Dedicated Safeguarding Lead is Elena Diaconescu and the Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Tano Bellone

Mental Health Awareness Week 

Mental Health Awareness week takes place from the 10th to 16th May. This year especially, BAEC encourages all students, their families and friends to look after their mental health and support those who struggle. The organisations below can help find access to support, stand up against stigma and negative stereotypes.

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation's theme for 2021 is  Nature. Interacting with nature promotes good mental health and their website mentalhealth.com offers a comprehensive range of articles, videos and podcasts, resources and tips.

During Mental Health Awareness Week, they are asking you to do three things:

  • Experience nature: take time to recognise and grow your connection with nature during the week. Take a moment to notice and celebrate nature in your daily life. You might be surprised by what you notice!
  • Share nature: Take a photo, video or sound recording and share the connections you’ve made during the week, to inspire others. Join the discussion on how you’re connecting with nature by using the hashtags #ConnectWithNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
  • Talk about nature: use our tips, school packs, research and policy guides to discuss in your family, school, workplace and community how you can help encourage people to find new ways to connect with nature in your local environment.

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is dedicated to providing you with the right tools and support to ensure that you can promote a positive mental health culture. Their newsletter features resources, quiz, webinars and training courses.

Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham Mind

Green Bromley is the theme for Bromley Mind's Mental Health Awareness Week. Go to https://blgmind.org.uk/mental-health-awareness-week-2021-home/mental-health-awareness-week-2021-bromley/ to find out about local walks, green spaces and their photography competition.

Other sources of support 

Bromley Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit

Schools and colleges, including adult education providers, play a key role in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people, families and adult students. This toolkit aims to improve links between education and mental health professionals so that people get the support they need when they need it.

For more information follow this link Bromley Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit

30 minutes Wellbeing Workshops with Theresa Borg

Learn about the power of Positive Thinking and Mindfulness with these introductory workshops, hosted by our qualified Wellbeing and Meditation tutor. Follow the link to the Youtube videos and practise at home.

Positive thinking

Introduction to Mindfulness 

Wellbeing Guidance in other languages

Doctors of the World have published leaflets in 27 languages to support wellbeing in migrant communities in the UK.

You can download the guides by following this link 

Supporting recovery after Covid-19

If you are suffering from long lasting effects of Covid-19, the NHS has published helpful guidance on managing symptoms and the effects on your mind and body.

You can access the website here 

Finding other help and support

The resources below offer some tips to look after ourselves and each other.

Local support

Bromley Well mental health and wellbeing

Coronavirus/COVID 19 - Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind

Talk Together Bromley

Keeping Active at Home

Staying active while at home is important for wellbeing and mental health.

The resources below give information on how to keep physically healthy and well.

mentalhealth.org - how to look after your mental health using exercise 

mentalhealth.org - diet and mental health 

Wellbeing when working/studying from home