The teenage years can often feel like being on a rollercoaster for parents, carers and young people – plenty of highs, lows and uncertainty about what might be round the corner! The many physical, emotional and behaviour changes that occur mean that adolescence can be a time of vulnerability as well as a time of great opportunity for young people.
As part of the work we are doing with Growing Confidence, there is the chance to find out more through a 6 week course. Following the success of Raising Children with Confidence which has been delivered to 1,500 parents and carers in Primary Schools, Raising Teens with Confidence aims to give parents and carers time to explore how they can best support their teenage children to navigate increasing independence and develop confidence, security and resilience, as well promote emotional wellbeing in themselves.
Drawing on the latest research and findings around what helps support emotional wellbeing throughout life, the course will give you an opportunity to explore with other parents how the teenage years can be a time for the whole family to ‘thrive rather than just survive’(Siegel 2014)!
The six session course will cover the following topics:
- The Teenage Years: Why What You Do Matters!
- The Amazing Teenage Brain: What’s Going on in There?
- Risky Business: Managing Adventure, Risk and Resilience.
- It’s Good to Talk: The Importance of Staying Connected.
- The Brain Under Stress: Overcoming Setbacks and Promoting Resilience
- Looking After Your Own Wellbeing: Coping with the Changes.
Helping to celebrate Maths Week Scotland here is a small contribution from your Careers Adviser. Enjoy!
The Prize Draw is getting better. This year, instead of one prize every month, there’s going to be two – £50 and £25 – doubling your chance of winning and (almost) doubling the prize money! Over the last two years the Prize Draw has raised £6,500 to refurbish and re-stock the School Library. This year we’re focusing on new visual equipment (projector and associated kit) for the School Hall and Mental Health Initiatives to benefit all pupils. So, if you’re not already signed up to the Prize Draw, there’s no time like the present. To join, click on this link and follow the instructions on the form: http://bit.ly/PDApplication You can find the Rules for the Prize Draw at: http://bit.ly/PDRules
School Fantasy Premier League
Challenge your friends and your teachers to win house points and the overall season prize!
Join or register at http://www.fantasy.premierleague.com and use join code 610632-1072552 for the NBHS League. The league will start in Gameweek 6 (23rd September) so you still have time to select your team.
200 healthcare professionals from across Scotland will be volunteering to present and network with students who are interested in:
- Veterinary Medicine
- Nursing & Midwifery
- Biomedical Sciences
at National Healthcare Weekend on the 4th and 5th November taking place at the University of Stirling: 7 conferences on different specialties in the same location on the same day!
Please note that these events are likely to fill up quickly!
It is a highly valuable opportunity for students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.
Registration is £25 for students on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty.
Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the event here.
All proceeds from the weekend will be used to support our UK’s healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives.