10 Nov Staff Mental Health Champion Training
During our staff training day before we broke up for the October half term, eleven members of our school staff were trained as Youth Mental Health Champions (Accredited by Mental Health England).
The day was led by Suus-anna Harskamp who is the co-founder of Ossigeno, which is an organisation passionate about driving improvement in wellbeing provision in schools. Below, you can see the training in full swing:
The training is usually expensive, but we are fortunate that Ossigeno are receiving funding from Joe’s Buddy Line, you will see Joe’s parents are pictured below with a wonderful array of resources they have left for us as a school community.
Joe Lyons was a radio producer for Capital FM, a peer of Roman Kemp; unfortunately he struggled with his mental health in silence and took his own life. His parents have dedicated their time now to ensuring that this tragedy won’t happen to other families.
Suus-anna is returning to JRCS in November to deliver the Mental Health 1st Aid training to more of our staff alongside delivering the MH Champion course to parents.
We look forward to sharing more of this great work with you soon!
Senior Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead