In Term 4, we are trialling a new wellbeing app, ‘Pulse’, that will provide students the opportunity to ‘check in’ each week and seek support when needed. The Pulse check-in app presents a pragmatic set of questions developed by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth in collaboration with mental health and wellbeing experts. The check in experience includes a set of 6 questions that will take approximately 1-2 minutes to complete, and asks students about their wellbeing and engagement. An important feature of the app is that it also allows students to ask for help, if needed.
For the last 3 years, our school has initiated our own wellbeing check slips that allowed students to check in during the term. This has been very successful and helped build a culture of checking in with yourself and your wellbeing, looking out for others and normalising seeking help when needed. Feedback from our students indicated that they really valued this strategy but that they wanted more regular opportunities to do this within a term. Therefore we will trial Pulse for Term 4, with the potential for implementing this into our regular approaches to wellbeing from 2022.
Pulse was launched with our students at our assembly this week and Pulse will commence next Wednesday, with students receiving an email asking them to complete their first check in.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Leader of Student Wellbeing, Carlee Mitchell.