On Wednesday, 15 September we were blessed to have special guest Gus Worland from the Gotcha4Life foundation join us for a very inspirational Principal’s Assembly. Gus spoke to students about speaking up when times are tough and how it’s one of the bravest things they can do.
Gus, who wears his heart on his sleeve, said “one of the key actions toward building mental fitness is developing meaningful connections with people in your life and learning how to have honest – and sometimes hard – conversations when the chips are down”.
His four take tips to support our mental fitness are:
- Wake up with your alarm clock and not your phone
- Make your bed first thing in the morning
- Take a glass of water to bed and not your phone to hydrate your body
- Take deep breaths in and out for 1 minute.
Other key components of Gus’s mental fitness toolkit are movement, nutrition, sleep and gratitude.
We are so appreciative to have Gus on board with such an important message, and look forward to working with him and the Gotcha4Life foundation in the future.