Students and teachers at St Martin’s School in Northwood have been doing their part to show people that ‘It’s alright not to be alright’ by taking part in a new initiative.
Children and adults alike wore an item of clothing inside out on Thursday, February 6 as a way of making us all stop and think about how someone may look alright on the outside, but inside they may be feeling sad or worried.
It was part of Inside Out Day – an initiative set up by three local sisters; Johanna Novick, Julie Borlant and Janie Jackson-Spillman, in memory of their sister, Jenny Jackson, who took her own life just after her 40th birthday four years ago.
The true aim of the day, which took place in the middle of National Mental Health Week, was to remind everyone to always be kind and think of others as no one knows how another person may be feeling.
This was just one of many ways St Martin’s School has contributed to mental health awareness – Last year the school raised £18,000 for charity, Young Minds.