Mr Lennon started the discussion by sharing with us a personal story from a previous school and how it can be easy to miss the signs that some people are suffering from things like stress.
Yet on the other hand, it can be equally simple to open a dialogue in order to get people communicating, listening and realizing that they have support and help around them. Year 12’s will continue this theme after the half term holidays with a closer examination in PSHE of different types of mental health issues, as well as where and how they can get help if they feel they need it.
“Once you are down its hard to get up without help, that's why friends are there. Real friends. Even though we know that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, I doubt that this “rule” applies to all cases, especially this one. People, like me who have faced issues/loss, know how hard it might be sometimes and they try to help anyone they care about.” Serhiy S
“Sometimes what appears big and problematic is an illusion, and we need people around us to help us realize this sometimes.” Gabriel P
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words stick forever.” Vincent D
KS3-5 Humanities Teacher
Assistant Head of IBDP, Year 12 & Pre IB Leader