The past fortnight has seen a number of young people continue the Bronze Award section of the HeadStarters Educational Pathway to increase understanding of mental health and develop skills to support others. Students at Outwood Ormesby (Y10), Macmillan Academy (Y8) and Linthorpe Community Primary School (Y5) have worked on a number of Bronze Award topics including self-care, the barriers to seeking support and how to overcome them, supporting their peers and dealing with anxiety.
Students from Archibald Primary School, North Ormesby Primary Academy, Park End Primary and Rose Wood Academy have all started their Bronze Award journey with an introductory session on mental health. These students are now on the road to achieving Bronze!
We’ve also been able to catch up with some Middlesbrough schools to find out how their HeadStarters are utilising their learning to better the mental health of other groups. The Whinney Banks Primary School Year 6 HeadStarters have been taking an active role on the KS1 and KS2 playground and also within assembly to support other students. Last week, they visited a local care home, to read to some of the residents, specifically to those suffering with dementia.
The fortnight also included a KS2 assembly at Hemlington Hall Academy which will act as a basis for the school to recruit a group of HeadStarters.
Published: November 28