MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

At Park we treat the issues of pupil well-being with high importance. The pupils in the secondary school were treated to an afternoon of song and discussions with a local artist today, Ben Brown.

The talk was very interactive and got the pupils involved through questions and answers. This was all linked to discussing mental health, the causes of mental health problems (stress at school, relationships), who to ask for help and how to do it. There was also discussion about the importance of speaking up and how to talk about emotions accurately and sensitively. Ben gave advice on how to stay safe online (never giving out personal information, never meeting strangers online, safety on social network sites, following rules of your parents on the internet) as well as discussing cyber bullying and where to go for help.