Passmores Academy support World Mental Health Day

Education: Secondary / Wed 11th Oct 2017 at 12:01pm

WMHD pass

Paul Tarling

ON Tuesday 10th October 2017, staff and students at Passmores supported the World Mental Health Day campaign and went bright for the day. Students and staff had a non-uniform day and donated to this worthwhile charity. Not only was a lot of money raised but students could gain a greater understanding of the issue of mental health.

One in four adults and one in ten children are likely to have a mental health problem in any given year. This can have a profound impact on the lives of tens of millions of people in the UK, and can affect their ability to sustain relationships, work, or just get through the day. The organiser – Roxy Ahmad stated “we hope that by helping to raise money for this very worthy cause, our young people will have a better awareness and understanding of mental health”.

A clip from the recent TEDx event, held at Passmores earlier in the year, was shown to students. This was a speech made by an ex-student of Passmores Academy, William Tennison. He talked about how he managed his issues with mental health whilst he was at school. William has agreed to come into Passmores Academy next week to answer any questions students may have about mental health. He hopes his experiences can help others who are going through a similar situation. This speech is in the clip below.

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