Resource Guide to Support For Secondary School

Message from the Secondary School Counsellor

Dear student,

Over the last six months, you have witnessed much change and personal challenge. 

As your Psychological Guidance Counsellor, I wanted to remind you that as we adapt day by day, sometimes hour by hour, that we are all in this together.

You are not alone and I hope that as well as engaging with me on a one-to-one basis or on Teams, that you will also come to see the new Senior Counselling Resource pages (on the ISL Qatar website) and soon to be on Teams, as a convenient source of additional guided self-help.

The staff at ISL Qatar are proud of how you have held yourselves together. You have been flexible, determined and resilient. You are respectful of sudden changes, in fact, you have used your ALT skills to great aplomb. Those thinking communication, research, social and self-management skills, are not wasted on you as you adapted and once again ‘knuckled down’ to accommodate a ‘blended’ way of learning.

Your journey so far may have been boring, isolating, depressing and stressful.

As young people, I know how much you value and care about your social life, how feeling as though you belong affects your academic success.

The changes you continue to experience may appear as though they have negatively affected you.  You may have embraced the opportunity to reinvent yourself via new pursuits interests and people.

Conversely, if negative thinking, feeling or behaviour is affecting your everyday life please get in touch with me.

No issue that keeps you awake at night is ‘silly’ ‘selfish’ ‘ridiculous’ or ‘a waste of my time’.

Let me show you how counselling can help you nip those negative thoughts, predictions, anxieties or depressive episodes in the bud!

I look forward to meeting you as and when required but for now please find your soon to be favourite bookmark, here.

All the very best for a mentally healthy approach to academic success!!

‘Miss Jen’
Room F309 (upper floor)
Jennifer Heathcote Osborne.