Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Last week, pupils and staff came together to raise awareness and learn more about mental health as part of the nationwide Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme was stress and the girls looked at how we define what it is, how to spot signs that we or our friends may be suffering and how and where to ask for help if we need it.

Various activities ran throughout the week to encourage girls and staff to take a break and come together to have fun and relax. Highlights included the mindful colouring in sessions in the Courtyard and in the boarding houses, an evening spent with jigsaw puzzles and the many tutor time discussions. The librarians also set up lemonade teas for the Fifth and Sixth Form girls to encourage them to take a break from studying as having a change of scene and pace is vital for our mental health, particularly during exam periods.

We continue to keep mental health at the heart of our discussions here at Wycombe Abbey and it was lovely to have a week to focus our attention on such an important issue.

Miss Blount, Wellbeing Co-ordinator