Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event where there is an opportunity for the whole of Slindon College (and the UK) to focus on achieving good mental health.
The Mental Health Foundation created the event 22 years ago. The event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.
Mental Health Awareness Week is all about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it. It is a chance to talk about any aspect of mental health that people want to – regardless of the theme.
At Slindon College we have a whole school approach to Mental Health Awareness - with both Time to Talk or SEAL (Social Emotional Aspects of Learning) for our students. These run all school year, and provide an opportunity for the students to calmly speak to an adult in a safe-space.
In Mental Health Week we particularly highlight the need to talk about problems.