World Mental Health Day at Harrow Zhuhai

HZN 2022-10-10 [HOLISTIC] Bella Huang

At Harrow Zhuhai, the child is central to all our decisions. A great school is a school that engenders love, hope, open mind and an open heart. Harrow Zhuhai believes in the holistic education philosophy and through our pastoral care system, we promote good physical, social and emotional wellbeing as well as placing an emphasis on good mental health for our pupils. Therefore, as one of the school initiatives this year, Harrow Zhuhai has asked its students to respond and proact to World Mental Health Day on the Oct 10th.

World Mental Health Day is a yearly campaign run by the World Health Organisiation to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. Ms. Lowery, school Head of Pastoral Care and Boarding has led a series of activities on the day for all students and staff to participate in and improve mental health. Aerobics for physical wellbeing, yoga offers self-reflection, the practice of kindness and self-compassion, and continued growth and self-awareness. Meditation gives a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. While learning to take care of themselves and help others, the students can improve their wellbeing at Harrow community.

To promote mental health and well-being, the school has also launched a new student leadership role—the Wellbeing Ambassadors. These student leaders will become Harrow Zhuhai’s advocated practitioners of mental health and encourage other students to learn more knowledge related to mental health, to better understand themselves and help their classmates to de-escalate conflicts and to enhance the happiness of their academic life.

Harrow Zhuhai provides an holistic education and we aim to cultivate well-rounded and confident, active and engaged students – in the classroom and beyond.