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23rd May, 2022

LOOK: Harris students pull together for Mental Health Awareness Week

KEEN students at Harris CofE Academy took part in a series of activities to promote mental wellbeing for Mental Health Awareness Week.

The school ran the initiative to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and provide information and support to students and parents on issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing.

Activities on offer to students included British Army team-building activities, a ZooLab animal handling experience, craft activities, sports, resilience workshops from Positively Mad, a UK Parliament debating workshop, a film, music and musical theatre workshop, a jam session, yoga, cage football from Rugby Youth for Christ, and kitchen chemistry science experiments.

And parents had the chance to book a meeting with a Head of House or Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, find help for Young Carers, and access virtual sessions from mental health experts giving advice on issues such as anxiety and self harm.

Head teacher Roberta Harrison said: “The teenage years can cause anxiety and stress, particularly as we continue to have to adapt our lives due to the pandemic which has had a significant effect on people’s mental health, and we are determined to support those in our Harris family.

“We hope that our students, parents and staff found the activities and support across the week helpful.”

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