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The Importance Of Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week was introduced 17 years ago by The Mental Health Foundation and continues to highlight the importance of good mental health. However, a recent report by the Education and Health Committees has found that mental health support for children in schools is lacking.

The report discusses how, despite an increasing number of children facing mental health issues, schools have struggled to provide adequate time and resources for children’s mental health and have had to cut back on school counselors.

With half of mental health cases in adults starting before the age of 15 and separate reports  showing that children wait for up to 9 months before they receive help for mental health problems, it is clear that Mental Health Awareness week is more important than ever.

Connect have developed a series of workshops for pupils promoting good mental health. These interactive workshops use our C-Live virtual reality classroom and cover topics such as anxiety, exam stress, body image and the transition from primary to secondary education.

The two videos below are clips from our recent Slam the Exam workshop that was held with Key Stage 2 pupils:

Natalie and our virtual reality pupils demonstrate a technique for reducing stress.
Sean talks about the importance of having a revision timetable.

If you would like more information about our workshops, which are suitable for all ages, email us or give us a call on 01270 449 165.

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