Tagged counselling

We need to talk

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week this week (1-7 February), and there’s plenty going on across our schools to raise awareness of this all-important topic. Data indicates that 10-20% of children and adolescents worldwide experience mental health conditions. Yet sadly the majority of them do not seek help or receive care. And COVID-19 has only exasperated the situation, with youngsters spending more time at home, on screens, and away from friends. As we shine a light on Children’s Mental Health Week, Maria Veena Aruldass, Psychology Teacher and School Counsellor (Grades 9-12) at GEMS Modern Academy, tells us how she facilitated students…

The Inclusion Agenda

GEMS Education’s Head of Inclusion, Emily Ellington shares her background and ambitions Tell me a little about yourself and your career before GEMS? GEMS Education is a company that is close to my heart because I am a proud alumni from Jumeirah College. Since leaving Dubai, I returned to the UK and graduated with an…