16 Oct World Mental Health Day
On Friday 9th October, we supported the Young Minds #HelloYellow campaign to mark World Mental Health Day. Young Minds’ mission statement is to “make sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s challenges.”
On Friday 9th October, staff and Sixth Formers supported the campaign by wearing yellow – it was a bright and happy day in school! As well as wearing yellow on Friday, students from all year groups had discussions and taught input about mental health through their tutor sessions, assemblies and in some lessons.
As a school, we are committed to keeping the conversations about mental health open to help bring about a change where stigma surrounding mental ill health is reduced and no young person is in a position where they feel alone with mental health struggles. We have invested in training a number of Youth Mental Health First Aiders who can support students in times of crisis. We also continually remind students of the fact that everyone has mental health, and we can all do things to protect and improve it.
Mrs Quail and the Wellbeing Team