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Student leaders deliver outstanding assembly to mark world mental health day

14 October 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

October 10th was World Mental Health Day and in recognition of this event, some of our Year 11 student leaders worked alongside Mrs Weston to deliver a daily school assembly (Monday to Thursday this week) for Years 8 to 11. With the focus being on breaking down stigma and opening up the conversation about our mental health, it was felt that the students themselves were the very best people to deliver this assembly and they spoke about maintaining good mental health, recognising when they might need support and where to turn for help. You can view the assembly HERE.

Mrs Weston said: “As always, it was an absolute pleasure to work with the student leaders who are excellent ambassadors and role models for our school community. Their assembly was informative, thought-provoking and has provided students with practical tools to manage their own wellbeing. The content which was delivered with sensitivity and maturity, was very well received by staff and students alike. I am very proud of their work on student wellbeing which is a key priority for us at Richmond School and Sixth Form College. The student leaders will continue their work on this very important agenda throughout the year.

Mr Speakman commented afterwards: “That was a very powerful assembly for students, particularly because the content was relevant to and delivered by their peer group.”

You can find out more about World Mental Health Day HERE.

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