Mental Health Awareness Week - a great success!

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At Leventhorpe last week, we decided to put together a Mental Health Awareness Week to make up for the one we missed in May.  This gave our students information about different aspects of mental health; to raise awareness, to offer extra support, and to help to normalise mental health and the feelings that often come with it.

We also decided to raise money, by way of “wear something green with your uniform” day, for a local counselling charity in the area – YCT.  This is a place, based in different areas around Hertfordshire and in Harlow, that supports children, young people, and their families when they are struggling with something or need to talk to someone.  They do vital work and have helped a lot of people; they run mostly on funding raised through charities, such as Children In Need.

This was a really important week and shown how resilient and open-minded our students can be, and has helped us to open the door for conversations into mental health.  Find out more about their work:-

Thank you for all your kind donations.  We raised an amazing £1,468.85 for YCT!