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FEELING GOOD: Kings Langley students launch wellbeing project to promote mental health awareness

 Published on: 27th January 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Students from Kings Langley School will be helping to raise awareness of mental health and young people’s wellbeing as part of Feeling Good Week 2021.

The project launched by Healthy Young Minds in Herts will begin on February 8 and aims to encourage schools and the community to promote children’s and young people’s wellbeing by raising awareness of mental health.

Students from Kings Langley School will be taking part after successfully receiving £480 to fund the project.

Jane Wright, pastoral lead for the sixth form said that although they have had to adapt the plans slightly due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the Year 12 students have come up with new ideas.

She said: “The students are working on survey questions which will be launched in a series of online assemblies during the week.”

Year 12 student Robyn Whytock said the survey will help address the issues felt by students across all years.

She said: “It’s a bit trickier at the moment to get everyone involved so we are planning a survey with each group to really pinpoint what we can help with within the school and tailor it to each group.

“We just want to try and stick together as a school at the moment and stay as positive as possible.”

Another student Bailey Hewitt added that the survey will feature questions different questions depending on the age of students to make it accessible for all.

To help incentivise students to fill out the survey and the group will be launching merchandise prizes which will also promote the ideas surrounding Feeling Good Week.

After the survey is complete, students will work on compiling a brochure based on the results to provide advice in a student friendly format.

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