The GFC School, along with the club, is proud to support World Mental Health Day.
The GFC School are observing World Mental Health Day today and are joining in with a fantastic initiative put forward by ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.
The broadcaster is encouraging every school in the country to set a different kind of homework today and we, along with the club, are pleased to be part of it. Designed in collaboration with a psychologist and the teaching community, the task encourages young people to have a proper chat with an adult they trust about the hardest subject on their minds.
As many as one in six children and young people in the UK are struggling with diagnosable mental health issues and the theme for 2023, set by the World Foundation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’.
The GFC School, located at Priestfield Stadium, believe it is important to promote mental health in school and our students benefit from weekly sessions with a trained counsellor, sessions with a therapy dog, an array of bespoke and targeted interventions as well as timetabled subjects such as Health and Nutrition, Forest School and PSE.
Mental Health Awareness Day is a great opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and helps to start important conversations with students, staff, parents and carers. However, it's important to make mental health a priority every day, not just on one day of the year.