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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.

Here at Goffs-Churchgate we have an excellent working relationship with Herts Mind Network. Carys and her team continue to be incredibly supportive, hosting mental health and wellbeing workshops at the school as well as webinars. The team’s advice has enabled us to design our own Breakout Room for students as well as an online Digital Safe Area on our school website.

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

Information stalls

Through attending information stalls at school events and parents’ evenings, we aim to reduce stigmas attached to mental health. We can provide information and advice, and help raise awareness of mental health and emotional wellbeing in line with the Whole School Approach within your setting.

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 provide structured workshops for children and young people, staff and parents at primary and secondary schools. These focus on life skills, building resilience and promoting coping strategies which can help support students to maintain good mental health, whilst empowering them to also support others with their mental health and wellbeing. 

Workshop topics include:

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Building Resilience and Coping Strategies
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Exams
  • Just Talk
  • Worrying
  • Being Mindful
  • Using Art for Wellbeing
  • Understanding self-harm: A non-clinical perspective (professionals only)

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)

I must say I got a lot out of my attendance from all three workshops you presented, and have taken away lots of new information and resources.  I would definitely recommend them to colleagues.

Staff Training

We deliver suicide prevention training for school professionals. Please see Spot the Signs & Emotional Wellbeing 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 Fundraising page 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]