Lightcliffe Academy talk mental health

Year 11 students at Lightcliffe Academy in Halifax took part in the school's second Mental Health & Wellbeing Day last week, learning from the expertise of health services around the region about the impact of stress and coping techniques for the future.

Volunteers from Andy Lee Coaching, Cause Based Approach, Healthy Minds Calderdale, NHS England, Northern Powergrid and Sheffield Hallam University ran themed workshops and each of the 245 students took part in two - one on 'mental health and stress' and one focused on 'wellbeing and relaxation'.

92% of young people admit to feeling anxious about revision or exams in a recent survey by Childline, so the school chose students in Year 11 to learn more about mental health's link to stress as their GCSE exam period is fast-approaching.

The wellbeing workshops focused on practical tips for the young people to take away and try themselves using knowledge of their thinking style.

 

See the day unfold on Twitter

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