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Inside world Mental Health day at the Joseph Paxton Campus

On World Mental Health Day, Joseph Paxton Campus went yellow for young people’s mental health.  We joined thousands of young people and wore something yellow to help spread the word, that if you’re struggling to cope, you are not alone and there is always someone you can talk to.

We had a busy few weeks in the run up to the event, gathering ideas, making wonderful gifts for families to take away and inviting exciting guest speakers to attend our event.

The first event of the morning was preceded by the buzz and excitement of having a guest speaker from Everton Football Club.  We were very lucky to have Jon Jones join us from Edge Hill University. Jon is the Partnership Development and Engagement Manager of Everton in the Community’s programme, ‘Tackling the Blues.’ 

Jon spoke to our students regarding the types of support that Tackling the Blues offers. He also discussed the mental health struggles of some of Everton football club’s first team players, which have been recently documented in the media, reiterating that mental health can affect everybody and anybody.  It was a great session and we look forward to working with Jon again on future projects.

During the final lesson of the day, we invited family and friends to school to show them all of the wonderful things we had been doing and encouraging them to take part in activities to raise awareness of the event.  Our roving reporters from our new ‘Media club’ were also on hand to record the day’s events, which they will be turning into their first report for the school’s new News feature, so…watch this space!

Visitors were welcomed with tasty, home-made cakes and biscuits baked by students in their food lessons and enrichment club.  Visitors, also had the opportunity to plant daffodil bulbs, contribute to our effort to support #helloyellow, by writing mental health messages, poems and inspirational quotes on our speech bubble bunting and, finally, given the gift of our beautifully wrapped sunflower seeds to take away and plant as a reminder of the day.

                                    

Furthermore, visitors were treated to performances from the school’s band and choir as well as an inspirational talk from a past student and an emotional piece of writing from a student currently studying at Joseph Paxton Campus.

Finally, staff, students, parents and carers all watched in pride as we raised our school bunting, contributing to the 10,000 mental health messages that will be shared on social media.  All of the above work and activities were designed to reaffirm the message that we so passionately believe in here at Joseph Paxton Campus and in association with #helloyellow – Young people are not alone when it come to their mental health.

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