The school environment has a significant impact on young people’s emotional wellbeing. For youngsters to thrive during their time in education, the Young Trustees have devised a series of resources that can help teachers to build resilience and coping strategies for those struggling to overcome mental health challenges.
The purpose of the interactive content is to increase awareness and tackle the stigma associated with mental health, whilst introducing a variety of self-care tips to help adolescents away from school. Based on feedback from peers, the Young Trustees organise an annual conference at the Halliwell Jones Stadium for all secondary schools in Warrington to attend which is supported by local, regional and national organisations focused on supporting the mental health of young people.
The toolkits co-produced by youngsters with personal life experiences focus on specific issues including body image, exam stress, overcoming adversity, bereavement and emotional intelligence. With over 50% of mental health issues being established by the age of 14, the Heads Up project uses a variety of creative methods to encourage adolescents to identify and open up about issues affecting their lives.
For information on getting involved please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org