Recently, I spent some time with the Year 11 and Year 12 students of San Sisto College in Carina. I spoke to them about their experiences as seniors, the challenges they face as young leaders and the ways in which they can motivate themselves and lift themselves up when times are tough.
As part of my visit, I toured ‘The Well’, the College’s Centre for Wellbeing: Enhanced: Life: Learning. The Principal, Margaret Lee, is a passionate advocate for the prevention and management of mental health concerns among young women and has developed ‘The Well’ as a ways and means of addressing mental health concerns among young women.
‘The Well’ has a psychologist, counsellor, massage therapist, yoga teacher and social worker on staff. The students told me that this has made a huge difference to their school lives and has provided them with a safe and supportive environment to share their concerns.
You can watch a video of the visit here