Mental and Physical Framework

Mental and Physical Framework (M+P)

The Mental and Physical Framework encompasses all the wellbeing strands across college under one framework. This enables the college to address wellbeing collectively, creating a positive culture of mental and physical health which benefits the whole college community. Mental and Physical (M+P) weeks are held throughout the academic year, where there is an opportunity for both staff and students to access a variety of activities, information sessions and resources on wellbeing.

Mental and Physical Week Activities (14 - 18 February 2022)

Monday 14th:

G17 at 12.40pm prompt - 'A Walk In My Shoes – One Step At A Time' delivered by Martin Roberts, Mental Health Lead from Lloyds Banking Group and www.keepin-mind.co.uk. Martin is a survivor of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. See attaching poster for full information:

C2 at lunchtime - Positivity Jar Activity. Come and create your own positivity jar. The idea is to add to your positivity jar each day with positive experiences, positive memories, things that made you laugh and things you're thankful for. Watch the positivity cards build up in your jar.  Use the contents to boost your mood whenever you feel like you need a little pick me up.

Lunchtime in G6 (all week) - David Attenborough Documentary Club. Watching nature documentaries increase "feelings of joy, amazement, awe, contentment, and curiosity” and “decreased feelings of stress, anxiety, anger, and fatigue.” Come and de stress by watching David Attenborough at lunch! Bring your lunch. 

Lunchtime in PE (all week) - Watch the Winter Olympics. All three PE classrooms will be open every lunchtime so anyone who would like to watch the Winter Olympics can do so on a big screen.  We can hopefully cheer on former Greenhead College student, Brogan Crowley, who is competing in the skeleton event. 

C6 - Crafting Corner (all week, anytime). Bring your crochet/knitting/sewing/pom pom making along to C6 anytime for a knit and natter, or learn a new crafting skill.  

All week in the Library - Blind date with a book (Want to read something new? There will be books wrapped up for you to choose and read), mindful colouring, quotes quiz with a prize 

Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership - stall in the Main Hall 11am - 1pm. https://pdap.co.uk/

A Public Sexual Harassment stall will be in the Main Hall all week with a variety of educational, interactive activities.

Write a thank you card to a staff member, or a student and give them a boost of positivity! Specially designed thank you cards will be available for you to write on and send. Location on where to grab a card is TBC.

Tuesday 15th:

Period 2 in C2 - Mocks! Pfft What's the fuss? Come and explore ways to prepare yourself for ‘getting in the zone’. A session to reframe your thinking and approaches to assessments.  

11-11.45am in G17. Kooth Workshop - Stress and Anxiety. The session introduces the concepts of general stress and anxiety to young people. It encourages discussion around these points and offers support and resources on how to identify and manage both stress and anxiety. *This can be tailored to cover exam stress. https://www.kooth.com/

12.35 - 1.30pm in R20. Kooth Male targeted Mental Health Workshop. This is an interactive and discussion based session exploring male mental health, the stigma attached to it and inspirational male figures who spoke out. https://www.kooth.com/

Lunchtime in G6 (all week) - David Attenborough Documentary Club. Watching nature documentaries increase "feelings of joy, amazement, awe, contentment, and curiosity” and “decreased feelings of stress, anxiety, anger, and fatigue.” Come and de stress by watching David Attenborough at lunch! Bring your lunch. 

Lunchtime in PE (all week) - Watch the Winter Olympics. All three PE classrooms will be open every lunchtime so anyone who would like to watch the Winter Olympics can do so on a big screen.  We can hopefully cheer on former Greenhead College student, Brogan Crowley, who is competing in the skeleton event. 

C6 - Crafting Corner (all week, anytime). Bring your crochet/knitting/sewing/pom pom making along to C6 anytime for a knit and natter, or learn a new crafting skill.  

All week in the Library - Blind date with a book (Want to read something new? There will be books wrapped up for you to choose and read), mindful colouring, quotes quiz with a prize 

Barnardos Young Carers Stall in the Main Hall 11am - 1pm. https://www.barnardos.org.uk/

The Base stall in the Main Hall. https://www.changegrowlive.org/the-base-kirklees/info

Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership - stall in the Main Hall 11am - 1pm. https://pdap.co.uk/

A Public Sexual Harassment stall will be in the Main Hall all week with a variety of educational, interactive activities.

Write a thank you card to a staff member, or a student and give them a boost of positivity! Specially designed thank you cards will be available for you to write on and send. Location on where to grab a card is TBC.

Wednesday 16th:

Lunchtime in the Careers Library - Student drop-in for careers related questions.

Lunchtime in G6 (all week) - David Attenborough Documentary Club. Watching nature documentaries increase "feelings of joy, amazement, awe, contentment, and curiosity” and “decreased feelings of stress, anxiety, anger, and fatigue.” Come and de stress by watching David Attenborough at lunch! Bring your lunch. 

Lunchtime in PE (all week) - Watch the Winter Olympics. All three PE classrooms will be open every lunchtime so anyone who would like to watch the Winter Olympics can do so on a big screen.  We can hopefully cheer on former Greenhead College student, Brogan Crowley, who is competing in the skeleton event. 

1.35pm in C2 - College Cinema. Come down to C2 on Wednesday afternoon Feb 16th at 1.35 to relax and forget about the outside world while watching ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and allow the stress to melt away. Ticket only event (20 places) call and see Ed in C5 to pick a ticket up. 

1pm in the Drama Studio - Screening of Frantic Assembly’s ‘Things I Know To Be True’. 
As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, ‘Things I Know To Be True’ tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations. Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths. Featuring Frantic Assembly’s celebrated physicality, ‘Things I Know To Be True’ is a complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family, individual growth and transition that is both poetic and brutally frank. It explores themes of separation, transphobia and loss with a cathartic ending that should leave you purged of emotion and/or reaching for the tissues. 
Come along to the Drama department and have a good cry. 

C6 - Crafting Corner (all week, anytime). Bring your crochet/knitting/sewing/pom pom making along to C6 anytime for a knit and natter, or learn a new crafting skill.  

All week in the Library - Blind date with a book (Want to read something new? There will be books wrapped up for you to choose and read), mindful colouring, quotes quiz with a prize 

British Transport Police stall in the Main Hall

A Public Sexual Harassment stall will be in the Main Hall all week with a variety of educational, interactive activities.

Write a thank you card to a staff member, or a student and give them a boost of positivity! Specially designed thank you cards will be available for you to write on and send. Location on where to grab a card is TBC.

Thursday 17th:

12.35pm in G17 - College Choir. We welcome all to come and have a go at singing at the Choir rehearsal. The mental health benefits of singing are huge: https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/advice/why-singing-is-good-for-mental-health/

Period 4 in C2 - Mocks! Pfft What's the fuss? Come and explore ways to prepare yourself for ‘getting in the zone’. A session to reframe your thinking and approaches to assessments.  

Lunchtime in G6 (all week) - David Attenborough Documentary Club. Watching nature documentaries increase "feelings of joy, amazement, awe, contentment, and curiosity” and “decreased feelings of stress, anxiety, anger, and fatigue.” Come and de stress by watching David Attenborough at lunch! Bring your lunch. 

Lunchtime in PE (all week) - Watch the Winter Olympics. All three PE classrooms will be open every lunchtime so anyone who would like to watch the Winter Olympics can do so on a big screen.  We can hopefully cheer on former Greenhead College student, Brogan Crowley, who is competing in the skeleton event. 

Lunchtime in the Careers Library - Student drop-in for careers related questions.

C6 - Crafting Corner (all week, anytime). Bring your crochet/knitting/sewing/pom pom making along to C6 anytime for a knit and natter, or learn a new crafting skill.  

All week in the Library - Blind date with a book (Want to read something new? There will be books wrapped up for you to choose and read), mindful colouring, quotes quiz with a prize 

Conscious Youth (youth-led social enterprise in Kirklees) stall in the Main Hall from 11.45am. https://consciousyouth.co.uk/

A Public Sexual Harassment stall will be in the Main Hall all week with a variety of educational, interactive activities.

Write a thank you card to a staff member, or a student and give them a boost of positivity! Specially designed thank you cards will be available for you to write on and send. Location on where to grab a card is TBC.

Friday 18th:

1.10pm prompt in G17 - 'Dealing with tough times'. A presentation by Natasha Dawson. Natasha is the sister of a former Greenhead College student, Ella Dawson, who very sadly passed away in 2021 following her battle with leukemia. See attaching poster for full information:

11.05am - 1.05pm in C2 - Mindful Biscuits Activity. Boost your well-being with some mindful biscuit decorating. We can involve all our senses in the process of baking. Paying close attention to how the ingredients look, smell, taste, feel, and even how they sound, can provide a wonderful self-soothing affect. 

Lunchtime in G6 (all week) - David Attenborough Documentary Club. Watching nature documentaries increase "feelings of joy, amazement, awe, contentment, and curiosity” and “decreased feelings of stress, anxiety, anger, and fatigue.” Come and de stress by watching David Attenborough at lunch! Bring your lunch. 

Lunchtime in PE (all week) - Watch the Winter Olympics. All three PE classrooms will be open every lunchtime so anyone who would like to watch the Winter Olympics can do so on a big screen.  We can hopefully cheer on former Greenhead College student, Brogan Crowley, who is competing in the skeleton event. 

C6 - Crafting Corner (all week, anytime). Bring your crochet/knitting/sewing/pom pom making along to C6 anytime for a knit and natter, or learn a new crafting skill.  

All week in the Library - Blind date with a book (Want to read something new? There will be books wrapped up for you to choose and read), mindful colouring, quotes quiz with a prize 

Lunchtime in P8 - Come along to listen to a recording of Holst’s ‘The Planets’ (performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra).

The Brunswick Centre - stall in the Main Hall

A Public Sexual Harassment stall will be in the Main Hall all week with a variety of educational, interactive activities.

Write a thank you card to a staff member, or a student and give them a boost of positivity! Specially designed thank you cards will be available for you to write on and send. Location on where to grab a card is TBC.