The mental health and wellbeing of the young people in our care is always of paramount importance, but more so now than ever given the upheaval of the past two years because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Hence, we were delighted to avail of opportunities offered to us by Action Mental Health (AMH) where a group of our Year 10 pupils undertook a six-week training programme to equip them to become AMH Peer Mentors. In their sessions, they focused on developing listening and communication skills alongside learning about what mentoring involves and the importance of being able to show empathy and maintain confidentiality. A similar programme was undertaken by a group of our Year 13 and 14 pupils during Enrichment.
The photographs show Ms Rosie Maguire, AMH facilitator, with the Year 10 and Sixth Form pupils proudly holding their certificates.