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World Mental Health Day 2016

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress.

Headmaster Tom Lawson gathered with pupils on College Field to show his personal support of this vital initiative. Earlier in the day he sent the following brief message to all College pupils:

“Talk to someone and ask for help if you are suffering. Support your friends.”

He also encouraged them to watch the video entitled #IAMWHOLE

This short film features well-known musicians and entertainers, James Corden, Dermot O’Leary, Ed Sheeran and Jordan Stephens encouraging young people to speak out and support each other in the fight against mental health stigma.