Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Talbot Heath Senior pupils, from Upper 4 to Upper 5, were given the opportunity to have a touring PSHE singer and speaker to discuss mental health issues. NATHASSIA – a history-making DJ / electronic music artist and ambassador for Multiculturalism, wowed her young audiences with her dancing and music, and inspired them with her own personal journey. She discussed the causes of mental health problems, such as stress at school and relationships, and shared her experiences about her own mental health issues. Advice on who to turn to for help, and the importance of speaking up formed a key part of her talk; students enjoyed the dancing and music, and felt empowered taking away messages on mental health and the importance of talking with people they trust about how they are feeling.
The theme for 2023, set by the World Foundation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’. World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness of mental health and driving positive change for everyone’s mental health.
Further talks are planned at Talbot Heath in the forthcoming weeks to support and inform students and parents. Thanks go to Sophie Manley [Head of PSRE] for organising these valuable events.