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World Mental Health day

Blaise High School Supports Mental Health Awareness

Thursday 10th October 2019 was World Mental Health day. Looking after mental health is just as important as looking after physical health and in aid of the day Blaise High School organised a few activities to mark the day.

On Wednesday students and staff gathered at lunchtime to make mental health awareness ribbons which were to be given out the following day for everyone to wear to show support to friends, family, loved ones or simply anyone they passed that they care about their mental health. A lot of students gave up their lunch break to make the ribbons and it was fantastic to see so many students positive about supporting this cause.

On Thursday (World Mental Health day) staff and students were encouraged to wear yellow socks, badges and hair ribbons to support the campaign by Young Minds #HelloYellow. Many students were showing off their accessorised uniform and adding a splash of colour to their day.

On Friday lunchtime Mr Tushingham ran an introduction to mindfulness meditation for students and staff. This went down well and students were asking if he could do some more with them in the future.

Looking after your mental health isn’t just confined to a few days though, it is a constant thing, and if any students do feel that they are suffering with poor mental health then there are always staff at school they can talk to. There is also a lot of information available on the Young Minds website: www.youngminds.org.uk