For Mental World Health day, Castle View School held an event day to raise awareness of mental health issues. Dave Hallissey, representative from Mind Charity, came in to speak to all of our students during assemblies throughout the day.
Miss Koprash, Castle View School’s Wellbeing Coach, said “It is so important, for us, that students feel that they can share and ask for help when they are feeling low. With the statistics being ever growing in terms of anxiety, depression and other mental health illnesses, we decided to plan a big event to show students that “it is okay not to be okay.” We have arranged that each year group is presented with speakers from Mind and other Mental Health Specialists to raise awareness and share strategies to cope with mental struggles.”
Every single student in the entire school has been given a helpline card which has a variety of online agencies, counsellors and phone numbers to help each young person in any time of crisis.
Dave Hallissey representative from Mind said: “I am honoured to be here to speak with the young people of Castle View School. I am passionate about supporting them in understanding the power of our thoughts and ways in which we can become happier!”