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World Mental Health Day at Connect for Health

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Published on: October 27, 2022

Connect for Health created essential resources to send out to schools in Warwickshire for World Mental Health Day on 10th October.

Rugby Team Leader and Mental Health & Wellbeing lead Helen Rogers said: “Mental health and emotional wellbeing is something we’re getting more referrals for year on year, so it is vital to equip schools with our fantastic resources to distribute to their students as a preventative measure.

She said: “World Mental Health Day allows mental health to be in the limelight, without stigma and shame.  It provides a useful focal point for us to get our messages across and to further strengthen our engagement with schools.”

Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator, Jake Pantony, talked through the successes of resources Connect for Health produced for schools.

He said: “What we were looking to do was to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, and get people talking about mental health and also strategies and ways to improve their mental health if they are feeling a bit low and down”

Over 240 Schools received information packs which included resources with activities to help staff talk about mental health with pupils and help reduce the stigma attached to it.

The packs were emailed to schools alongside the C4H October newsletter, which covered a range of topics. It included Halloween activities, information about Black History Month and Dyslexia Awareness Week. Schools around Warwickshire were invited to print off the information packs and use them as posters around the premises.