Seminars Offer Support to Parents and Pupils

Seminars Offer Support to Parents and Pupils Senior School

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, St. Lawrence was visited by Marialena Kalyva-Dragazi, a clinical psychologist who specialises in family therapy and working with young people. On Monday morning she spoke to parents on the topic of Internet and Gaming Addiction, a subject which is a very real issue in many households. The seminar was very well-received by a packed room of parents who stayed for a long time afterwards to ask questions and receive practical advice.

The rest of Monday and Tuesday was spent with pupils, as Ms Kalyva-Dragazi worked with Years 9-13, talking to them about mental well-being and ways of coping with stress, both positive and negative. Pupils were given useful strategies on how to live happier lives and also had the opportunity to talk in more detail and more personally about some of the issues raised.