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Healthy Minds Week

Next week is Newark's Healthy Minds Week and we have dedicated part of our timetable to raising awareness on mental health.

​On Monday our year 7 & 8 students will be receiving a talk / workshop on mental health with a specific focus on self-harm. These sessions are delivered by an external mental health professional with years of experience, who's delivery is very sensitive, age appropriate and light-hearted. The deliverer will touch on subjects such as prevalence of mental health disorders in young people, including depression, anxiety and suicides.

We will also be offering sessions on self-esteem and body image to students in KS3 & KS4, which will be delivered by Freed Beeches. These sessions will aim to improve confidence whilst providing essential information to support well-being.

Some students have received an invitation to attend a local mental health consultation that will be facilitated by Newark Mind & The Shaw Mind Foundation. This will give young people an opportunity to improve, have a voice and feed into local improvement for support around mental health.

The aim of these sessions is to help support our school community in addressing the stigma of mental ill-health by creating an environment that is accepting and understanding, with a vast range of support opportunities for our students.

If you would like to discuss this further or know more about the content of these sessions, then please contact Ali Brown on 07951 937366 or abrown@newarkacademy.co.uk

May 2018

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