Heads On launches school campaign to mark World Mental Health Day

A mental health charity has announced a new campaign ahead of this year’s World Mental Health Day.

The NHS charity Heads On is encouraging schools in Hampshire and Sussex to sign up to receive its Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) assembly lesson plans, resources and presentations.

The charity is also asking participating schools to organize their own visual event by encouraging pupils to organize a ‘come as you are dressed up’ day, with suggested donations of £1 from participating pupils.

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Abi Harley, community and individual fundraiser at Heads On, said: “All of the resources for this year’s project are about promoting good mental health and introducing mindfulness activities.

“Here at Heads On, we are extremely passionate about encouraging young people of all ages to have conversations about their feelings and hopefully provide ideas on how to help each other and where to ask for help. assistance.

“So we designed PSHE lesson plans for primary and secondary schools while consulting with our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to produce the resources.

“We really want the visual event to be as inclusive as possible so that all students can participate without feeling left out.

“Parents don’t have to buy new clothes or costumes, and students can wear whatever clothes they want.

“All money raised will be used by CAMHS to help improve and support their services.

“We have worked together with NHS charities across the country to help produce this project so that charities from other trusts can also use these resources in their own counties, so keep your eyes peeled for schools across the country who are also participating.”

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Heads On is the official charity of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health services in Sussex and mental health services for children and young people in Sussex and Hampshire.

World Mental Health Day falls on October 10.

The World Federation for Mental Health has announced that the theme for this year’s event is “making mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority”.

To learn more about the project or register your school’s interest in the project, visit s.

You can also contact Abi Harley on 07471 031612 or email [email protected]

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