The Roman Ridge School is dedicated to promoting the emotional well-being and good mental health of our staff and students. We consider this a vital component in the comprehensive growth and development of our students. Student well-being is our utmost priority, with pastoral care a cornerstone of our programme.
With weekly lessons dedicated to Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE), Form Tutors lead daily form period discussions & Circle Time with pupils in class. Student Welfare as well as Student Representative Committees provide students with a platform to address any students’ concerns and feedback – all designed to enhance the emotional and mental well-being of our students.
In line with this, each year, we look forward to commemorating World Mental Health Day on 10th October and this year’s theme was “Mental Health is a Universal Human Right.” The day was observed with great significance, involving various activities and discussions aimed at keeping students well-informed about the importance of good mental health and good health habits as well as the right choices that help to safeguard these. These initiatives included video screenings and insightful sessions across all age groups, from Junior, Middle and Senior School.
We were honoured to host esteemed Mental Health Professionals, including Dr. Yao Mfodwo (Psychiatrist, Founder and Medical Director of The Brain and Sleep Medical Centre), Dr. Jude Nazir Ayambila (Specialist Psychiatrist from the Accra Psychiatric Hospital) and Dr. Emelda Asem-Ahiablee (Resident Psychiatrist with MHI). We are grateful for the support of Euracare and Dr. Pinaman Appau (Consultant Psychiatrist and Chief Executive of the Mental Health Authority) for helping us organise this programme for our pupils.
Our Guest Speakers engaged pupils in lively, informative discussions that focused on the importance of healthy habits and choices to protect one’s good mental well-being, such as good sleep patterns, the importance of nutrition and regular exercise, the responsible use of social media, actively building better interpersonal relationships, ways to boost self-confidence and self-esteem, as well as the importance of time management and maintaining a healthy balance when preparing for exams to prevent stress and burnout.
We want to express our immense appreciation to the dedicated staff of TRRS, our student leaders who consistently make us proud, and our special guests, for their invaluable contributions to our pursuit of a healthy and balanced life. Thank you!