Shining a Light on Well-Being: GloWeek and Student Safety

At Bettering Youth, we’re not just about academic excellence; we’re dedicated to nurturing the overall well-being of our students.

We believe that every child deserves the best support, especially those who may need a little extra help.

That’s why we’re proud to announce our partnership with The Child Brain Injury Trust, promoting student well-being and safety through GloWeek.

In today’s blog, we’ll explore the significance of GloWeek, the importance of student well-being, and how we can create a safer and brighter future for all students.

Understanding Acquired Brain Injury:

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) refers to any injury to the brain that occurs after birth. These injuries can result from various factors such as accidents, infections, or medical conditions. ABI can significantly impact a child’s life, including their cognitive, emotional, and physical abilities. (Source: Child Brain Injury Trust)

GloWeek: Illuminating the Path to Wellbeing

GloWeek, championed by The Child Brain Injury Trust, is a beacon of hope for children navigating the complexities of acquired brain injuries. It’s more than just a campaign; it’s a movement that emphasizes the importance of mental wellness in the recovery journey.

How to Participate in GloWeek 2023

The Simple (yet effective) Pledge:

This year for GloWeek 2023, the Child Brain Injury Trust are asking you to make a pledge in support of their campaign. 

The pledge?

Have a conversation with a child or young person about the importance of road safety and being bright when out and about (especially in the dark).

Why do we need to wear bright colours? Why is it important to have reflective gear when cycling? 

This simple pledge will get conversations started and encourage / educate children & young people about the key message to ‘Be Seen, Not Hurt‘.

The Child Brain Injury Trust is running a fun competition this GloWeek.

A small fundraising ask;

£5 entry for individuals

£10 entry for families

£25 entry for groups of 6

In exchange for…

Submit your Glowing Pose: They are looking for you to take a VERY BRIGHT and fun posing picture outdoors to help promote the GloWeek message. 

Make a donation HERE and send your entries to: marketing@cbituk.org

Submit your Glowing dance: We are looking for you to submit your best Glowing dance routine (no longer than 30 seconds). You can do this on your own or as a group.

Make a donation HERE and send your entries to: marketing@cbituk.org

Bettering Youth’s Pledge for Supporting Students’ Wellbeing:

  1. Qualified Well-Being Coaches: We have dedicated well-being coaches who work with students to address their emotional and mental health needs. We are embarking on a learning journey alongside the Child Brain Injury Trust to ensure we are well-equipped to effectively and compassionately support students.
  2. Create a Supportive Environment: Foster a nurturing atmosphere where students feel safe, valued, and accepted. Encourage open communication and understanding among peers.
  3. Implement Individualized Learning Plans: Tailor educational approaches to meet the specific needs of students with brain injuries. Collaborate with teachers, specialists, and caregivers to create personalized learning strategies.
  4. Promote Emotional Well-Being: Emphasize emotional intelligence, teaching students how to express their feelings and manage stress. Incorporate mindfulness exercises to enhance emotional resilience.
  5. Ensure Physical Safety: Create a safe physical environment to prevent accidents or injuries. Implement safety protocols and educate students about potential risks, empowering them to make safer choices.
  6. Open Communication: Encourage open dialogue with your child. Let them express their feelings and concerns. Listening attentively can provide immense emotional relief.
  7. Mindfulness Practices: Introduce mindfulness exercises into their routine. Simple activities like deep breathing or guided meditation can promote relaxation and emotional stability.

How you can support students’ wellbeing:

  1. Structured Support: Enroll your child in supportive tutoring programs like ours, where we blend academic learning with wellbeing coaching. Our empathetic approach helps students feel safe and understood.
  2. Encourage Social Connections: Foster friendships and social interactions. Positive peer relationships can significantly enhance a child’s self-esteem and sense of belonging.
  3. Promote Safety: Ensure a safe environment at home and school. Creating a secure space allows your child to focus on their recovery without added stress.
  4. Empathy and Understanding: Encourage students to be understanding and empathetic towards their peers. Creating a supportive and inclusive environment can make a significant difference in the well-being of all students.
  5. Open Conversations: Promote open conversations about mental health and well-being. Encourage students to express their feelings and seek help when needed.

Bettering Youth: Your Partner in Wellbeing

At Bettering Youth, we’re not just preparing students for exams; we’re preparing them for life. Our commitment to student well-being is unwavering, and our partnership with The Child Brain Injury Trust is a testament to that. Together, we can create a brighter, safer future for all students, ensuring that they have the support and resources they need to thrive.

Join us in supporting GloWeek and promoting student well-being. Together, let’s make a difference.

🌟 Learn more about GloWeek and our services at https://childbraininjurytrust.org.uk/campaigns/gloweek/

#CBITGLOWEEK23 #GloWeek #BrainInjurySupport #SafetyFirst 🌟

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