Young people try new things for positive mental healthPosted: 15th June 2022
Students marked Mental Health Awareness Week by taking part in activities including mindful art, chair yoga and meditation, majorettes, boxing and a wilderness walk.
The Tea & Talk event, held every term before the pandemic and hosted by the welfare team, also returned to give students an opportunity to discuss any issues in an informal setting.
Vicky Nolan, senior learning mentor, said: “We love to offer sessions like this as looking after our students’ mental health is at the forefront of our ethos.
“We will continue to promote mental health every day of our year as it is so important to us and to our young people.”
Year 7 student Eddison said: “I thought mental health awareness week was really fun and it helped me to relax and to be calm.
“I did the art session and Tea & Talk and it was great to be able to hang out with my friends and chat and try new things.”
Sarah Power, enrichment lead, said: “I wanted to provide a series of events for students to try new things and to meet new people.
“Students from all year groups were able to come together to have fun, laugh and take some time away from their lessons.”