On Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February 21 of our student voice members completed the bronze level peer mentor training with CAMHS. The students spent these two days learning about the importance of good mental health and all of the mental illnesses that affect 1 in 4 people every day. The purpose of the training was for our students to gain understanding about mental health so they can help promote good mental health and wellbeing with all students and staff across the school. All of the students who took part passed their training and are now working on a school project so that they can achieve their silver award. The students represented our school with maturity and respect for one another creating a safe and supportive environment where everyone was able to communicate their thoughts, feelings and ideas on such a current and important topic as mental health.
Anna May Richards
Ashleigh Lawson Wright
Email from Leigh Horner at CAMHS
Just emailing to say thank you for having us in on the 2nd and 3rd February – the peer mentoring group at NLA were one of the best groups we’ve worked with on this course. With the nature of the course being about mental health, it isn’t the easiest of topics to talk about, but your students did with respect, maturity, enthusiasm and dedication to helping the mental health and emotional well-being of their peers. I will type up their ideas from the Dragon’s den activity next week and look forward to coming back in and meeting with them.
Many thanks again for your hospitality and organizing this.