Pupils launch mental health initiative

STUDENTS at Redmaids’ High School have set up a helpline for World Mental Health Day.

People will be able to call and listen to a range of pre-recorded positive messages devised by the students, including some in Ukrainian and Somali.

 The project has been overseen by the sixth form wellbeing ambassadors, who work closely with  pastoral staff to mentor and support younger students.  

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10, they have worked with pupils from Years 4 and 7 on the project, discussing what words might be well received.

Alice Hinks, from the school, said:  “Across the country, there has been a dramatic increase in mental health concerns post-covid.  We are very proud of the work the students have done to get this initiative off the ground and hope that the local community can benefit from their superb words of encouragement.”

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