Mental Health Awareness Week
Harris has been getting involved in Mental Health Awareness Week from the 10 to 14 May to raise awareness, reduce stigma, provide information and support to students and parents on issues surrounding mental health and well being. The teenage years can cause anxiety and stress particularly as we continue to have to adapt our lives due to the pandemic and we are determined to support those in our Harris family.
There have been a number of activities throughout the week culminating in an enrichment day on the Friday students have been involved in a choice of activities to promote mental wellbeing.
In addition, parents have been able to ‘Call a Head of House’, speak to our SENCO, find help for Young Carers and access virtual sessions from mental health experts giving advice on issues such as anxiety and self harm.
Activities have included:
- ZooLab – animal handling experience
- Relaxation and Yoga
- Chess and other board games
- Craft activities including knitting, crochet, embroidery, resin and macramé
- Army team building activities
- Resilience workshops
- UK Parliament workshops
- Maths, English and Science study support
- Book Club and Poetry sessions
- Film Music workshop and Jam Session
- Musical Theatre workshop
- Kitchen Chemistry
- Sensory Mindfulness
- Suduko, Origami and Zentangle
Thank you to our members of staff and external visitors who have organised and delivered these sessions.