Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day.
This year we have teamed up with a number of professional agencies to deliver information and advice on a number of different mental health experiences and strategies to all students. This includes how to deal effectively with these issues, as well as locations for help, assistance and advice.
By definition, some of these sessions may have content that some students might find difficult and challenging to listen to because of their own experiences or with people close to them. All of the agencies involved are delivering material that is age appropriate and are experienced in such delivery, but I recognise that some students and parents may wish to opt out of some content. If that is the case, please contact the school as soon as possible.
This major event is ground breaking and a great deal of planning has gone into making it the success we expect it to be. Sadly, the Safeguarding Team have to deal with many different issues, often at extreme levels, and the intention of the day is to reinforce positive attitudes to mental health.
In the lead up to the event, students have been completing preparatory work in PD lessons and assemblies delivered by myself that explains the content of the day.
Thank you for your support with this important initiative to help safeguard and protect our students.
For your information workshop topics are:
Safety Net – relationships and domestic violence
Young Cumbria – anger management
Young Cumbria – coping with stress and anxiety
Every Life Matters – suicide awareness
Public Health – teenage brain and risk taking behaviours
Child Bereavement UK – bereavement and grief
TYS – peer support and self-help strategies