We are excited to announce that we are a mental health awareness school! Several of our pupils took part in a training day to become 'Anti-Stigma Ambassadors' and to learn the importance of children and young people's mental health. Now that our children have successfully completed the training, their role within school is to
spread the word about mental health and share messages such as 'it's okay not to be okay' and 'it's good to talk'.
Stigma about mental health can stop children and young people talking about their feelings, and reinforces negative views about mental health. This ultimately means they are less likely to seek the help that they need.
The 'Be a Mate- Make a Difference' campaign has been established to send a clear message that stigma is wrong and that we should support people that need help. This campaign helps to tackle stigma and promotes great mental health in children and young people.
We are aware that attitudes are formed at a young age and through this campaign and the help of our 'Anti-Stigma Ambassadors', we want to prevent young people developing negative attitudes towards people with mental health worries.
We want young people to grow up knowing that it's okay to talk about mental health and have the confidence to do so and therefore, here at Clowne Junior School, we are always ready to listen.