Mental Awareness Week

This week is the which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation.  The theme this year is kindness.
During theses socialising distancing times where people are feeling isolated, anxious and alone it couldn’t be a better choice.
To offer out acts of kindness and to receive kindness can and will have a massive impact on our daily lives.  So everyone is encouraged to commit one act of kindness a day and make a difference to someone’s life.
Kindness can benefit us in so many ways. These include:

  • Reducing stress
  • Increase sense of worth
  • Increases emotional resilience
  • Improves immunity system
  • A more optimistic and happier outlook on life
  • A sense of exhilaration and euphoria
  • An increase in energy
  • A feeling of  being healthy,
  • Decreased feeling of loneliness, depression and helplessness

The following link has guides and ways you can support this week.  It is a typing area where it states sleep is the theme.  Let us be kind to them though!https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Coronavirus update

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you and your families continue to remain well. The Easter holiday did not provide the usual opportunities for us all to find rest and relaxation, but I hope you are all bearing up in these very difficult times.

Many of our college staff worked over the holidays to continue to provide support to students and families. I hope this has helped you. We will continue to do everything we can to help. Please contact us if there is anything you feel we can support you with.

I am really hopeful that we will see the end in sight regarding coronavirus over the next few weeks and we can get back to normal when it is safe for us all to do so. We will keep in touch regarding any developments.

Keep safe and kind regards,

Kim Everton

Strive German Market Experience

Strive enjoyed a day full of ‘German Market’ related activities. We had fun making mulled apple juice, chocolate fruit kababs and mince pies along with making our own music on auto rap and a lovely aromatherapy session and sensory time.

YMCA Young Carers Shoebox Appeal

Thank you so much to the parents and students of The Hive College for supporting the YMCA Sutton Coldfield with their Young Carers Shoebox appeal.

I was so proud to take along all the lovely donations you bought into college and I know that the people that receive them, who may be finding things tough at the moment, will have some joy on Christmas Day