Our Mental Health First Aid Champions spoke in Chapel about reducing mental health stigma

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Year 12 Mental Health First Aid Champions presented in Chapel this week.

They outlined what they had learnt during the Mental Health First Aid programme during their training as a Service activity on a Friday afternoon.

The main aim is to reduce mental health stigma and provide ‘in House’ peer support for the young people in Houses who may worry about approaching members of staff in the first instance.

The MHFA Champions demonstrated great maturity and proactivity in terms of what support they can provide and how they can facilitate further support for young people in School with people that they trust. They have learnt about empathy and active listening.

It is hoped that the training may ignite interest and passion about possible future careers!