Insight into mental issues at school

29 September 2015

The group of young people we’ve been working with who won top prize in a local social action competition have published their project report – and given us an insight into the plight of children at school who suffer mental health issues.

The Minds Alrite team, taking part in an UpRising leadership programme, aimed to:

  • Reduce stigma
  • Increase awareness
  • Improve signposting.

The UpRising report, superbly illustrated by one of the team, focuses on their experience at one local school.

“The report makes fascinating reading and will be an eye-opener for local schools looking to find innovative ways of tackling mental health issues among students and helping them to find coping strategies,” says Relate Bedfordshire and Luton CEO Angela Foll.

“We’ve been impressed by how effective the team has been – going into schools as an older brother or sister might, talking about their own experiences of mental health issues, and readily engaging with other young people who are just a few years younger.”

The report is here:

Minds Alrite Final Report



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