Weekly update from Head of Secondary
I am sure you will be as inspired as I am by the impressive array of initiatives on offer during Mental Health Awareness Week which starts on Monday 23 May.
Mental Health Awareness Week is all about increasing understanding in the community about mental health issues, encouraging people to recognize and speak up about their mental health, and generating discussion about ways to improve our personal health and wellbeing.
We know that mental illness is a problem affecting many. In the USA, for instance, one in five adults has a mental illness. The global pandemic has exacerbated matters and has placed issues around mental health at the forefront of conversation once again.
It is sad that because of community misconceptions, many people do not feel comfortable taking actions to address problems they face. Mental health awareness week is, therefore, about addressing the misconceptions and encouraging everyone to have the skills and tools needed to face challenges and seek support.
We are proud to be involved in this noble cause and let me take this opportunity to thank all teachers and students who are leading the events during the week.
Head of Secondary