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Sir Jonathan North College

Sir Jonathan North College

Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19 May

This week it is Mental Health Awareness Week and there have been lots of helpful programmes being shown on TV along with information from support agencies.

Students have been reminded through assemblies about the support available for them in school and to encourage our young people to talk about their concerns. We have support available through Progress Tutors, Progress Leaders, Learning Mentor Team, School Nurse, College Counsellor and the Well-being hub. All adults in school are available to listen to students and we encourage them to speak to family too. We have also reminded students about positive on-line support available through Childline, Barnado’s Thinkuknow and the H2b safety centre


I would like to draw your attention to the research findings below which indicate a negative impact on young people regarding their body image, which appears to being made worse by social media but also to encourage parents to have positive conversations about our own body image and eating habits.


Mental Health Awareness Week - Social Media Causes Body Image Concerns

Millions of teenagers worry about body image and identify social media as a key cause – new survey by the Mental Health Foundation