How can we support your school community?

We work with a number of schools in Hertfordshire and offer a range of activities from assemblies, to mental health workshops, staff training and fundraising events.

We create positive early experiences with mental health services, creating a safe space to explore feelings, improve understanding and gain confidence in talking about mental health and emotions.

There are lots of ways that we can support local schools to promote the wellbeing of their students, such as:

Information stalls

We can provide information stalls at school events and parents' evenings to raise awareness of mental health

Assemblies

We can arrange to provide an initial school assembly to raise awareness of mental health. This will promote positive mental health and wellbeing, help to reduce stigma around mental health and encourage positive discussions between peers.

We can also work alongside your school to identify whether it would be helpful to run mental health workshops within the school. These can be tailored to the needs of particular year groups, classes and local need.

Mental health and wellbeing workshops

We can provide structured workshops for young people at secondary schools. The workshops focus on life skills and coping strategies which can help students to maintain good mental health, and can help them support others with their mental health and wellbeing. They cover topics such as:

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Resilience
  • Positive relationships
  • Body confidence
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Assertiveness
  • Loss
  • Managing Anger
  • Low mood
  • Worrying
  • Positive self-talk
  • Being Mindful

The workshop sessions help individuals to:

  • Learn how to recognise and communicate their feelings
  • Recognise, understand and respond to their own mental health and emotional wellbeing needs and those of others
  • Reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.
  • Understand what ‘good’ mental health looks like
  • Know when, where and how to get help
  • Maintain and build positive relationships

Our social enterprise can work with you to develop a package that best meets the needs of your school community (on occasion there may be a cost associated with  this, but please do contact us to discuss)

Staff Training

We deliver suicide prevention training for school professionals. Please see Spot the Signs: Young People’s Campaign  for more info.

Fundraising

Join other schools and fundraise for us and help us to support more young people across Hertfordshire.

We can work with your school to identify fun and imaginative ways of supporting us, which helps us to raise much needed funds and also helps your school community to have a greater awareness and understanding of mental health.

Local schools often have a Charity of the Year or support local charities with fundraising events and activities, please get in touch with us to discuss this further.

Please see our Appeals and Fundraising pages for more information.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about our work in schools please contact us on 02037 273600 or email us at [email protected]