To mark mental health awareness week, our new mental health ambassadors have been introduced to the school community and have delivered assemblies across all year groups. This team of students completed training last half term, learning about the 4 stages of mental health, recognising the signs and symptoms of poor mental health and understanding positive healthy habits.
In particular the ambassadors have focused this week on encouraging and supporting year groups on how being kind to others and being kind to ourselves significantly supports our wellbeing and reduces anxiety. In 2020, it was found that 63% of UK adults agree that when other people are kind it has a positive impact on their mental health, and the same proportion agree that being kind to others has a positive impact on their mental health.
This theme of kindness has been discussed within form groups to encourage students to be kind to their friends and themselves. As a school, we will continue to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health and endeavor to support students in prioritising their own mental wellbeing.
For more information please see the Mental Health Toolkit, our Mental Health Links and Resources, or Mental Health Organisations and Charities.