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Merv Ellis —

The well-being focus for this term is Resilience. Each week there will be a different strategy posted to help us build resilience.

2. Connect with others: Build up good relationships with your friends and schoolmates. They can support you. Get to know them. Share lunch together. Be part of social and sport events. Challenge yourself to get to know new people and make sure they are made to feel welcome and that they belong. We all need a turangawaewae.

You can get in touch with me via email: merv.ellis@johnpaul.ac.nz or there are forms and a drop box outside my office near L2. There is also a copy of my timetable on my office door so you can see what times I have set aside for counselling. We do have options for you to get help you need here on the coast and can explore those with you.

Youthline 0800 637 366 (txt 234) Need to talk? – 1737 (Call or txt)

Merv Ellis

Guidance Counsellor