Mental Health Day 10/10/18

In preparation for Mental Health Day on October 10th. The school has launched a lunch drop in center for those in KS3 run by Miss Carter and Year 13 Mental Health Ambassadors.

But as a whole Mental Health Week should be a time when we think about the struggles we may all go through. It is important to be thoughtful, supportive and more compassionate to each other.

1/10 of people under the age of 18 in the UK have a diagnosis of mental health condition equal to 1.5 million people. Chances are you know someone who is going through or has gone through a mental health condition.

Mental Health day should be a time when we think about the struggles we may all go through. It is important to be thoughtful, supportive and more compassionate to each other.  It is not a small issue and should not be treated as such. While the stigma of a mental health condition is finally waning, we have a long way to go. It is important that as a school community we take steps towards this.

Alternatives to the drop in center include the school sharp system which is a way for someone to speak anonymously about any mental health issue they may be experiencing.