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A Helping Hand

Posted at 10:55 am on 3rd July, 2018

Wellacre Students Support Mental Health Awareness Week

Wellacre supported Mental Health Awareness Week in May. To mark the occasion, Wellacre challenged students to enter a competition specifically focusing on the theme this year - stress.

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Students and staff were invited to develop a colourful and eye-catching information sheet promoting strategies to manage mental health and wellbeing, particularly stress.

Entrants made every effort to be inventive and attention-grabbing with their work and we’re delighted to announce the competition winners: Thomas, Year 8 and and Decarrius, Year 7.

Thomas, Year 8, said of his win:

“I was pleased to win the competition; I designed a poster around the theme ‘a helping hand’ and tried to offer lots of information for support with dealing with stress.”

Also as part of Mental Health Awareness week, which took place of 14th - 20th May, Wellacre arranged for our Young Health Ambassadors to visit Year 7, 8 and 9 tutor groups to deliver presentations.

Our Young Health Ambassadors spoke about mental health and managing and reducing stress, as well as raising awareness about LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgrander/transsexual plus) issues for young people, offering support and directions for help and information.

Pastoral Assistant, Mr Panter, said:

“Our Young Health Ambassadors did a fantastic job in tackling a difficult subject and raising awareness.  They used the skills and lessons learnt in their recent training with athlete mentor, Courtney Fry, to relate to their peers, and offer great support and guidance.”

Mr Pemberton, Vice Principal of Welfare and Wellbeing, added:

“Both our competition winners created eye-catching posters with relevant information addressing the issues of anxiety and stress, which can affect the mental health and wellbeing of young people. We’re proud of the support of all our students in the drive to raise awareness of this important issue during Mental Health Awareness Week.”