We celebrated Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week with special drop in sessions in our reading suite available for students over lunchtimes. Representatives from mental health charities, local organisations and the NHS school nursing team joined us to take part in activities and discussions that highlighted the importance of mental health in young people, the struggles people can have with thoughts, anxieties and emotions everyday and how to recognise and name feelings as well as where to find help should you or someone you love be suffering from poor mental wellbeing.
We also took part in ‘Inside Out Day’ as part of Children’s Mental Health Week, which is an awareness campaign that aims to enable young people to start talking about their mental health.
How someone looks on the outside doesn’t necessarily reflect how they are truly feeling on the inside, so it is important to always be kind and think.
Finally, our Peer2Peer mentors were out at Friday break time, handing out love hearts and spreading positive vibes to promote that ‘Friday Feeling.’