Local sixth form praises Suffolk Mind’s wellbeing training

by Suffolk Mind Team | 14 Feb 2023

A sixth form in Suffolk has praised our wellbeing training, after we delivered a session to students for free to mark Children’s Mental Health Week (6th to 12th February 2023).

Suffolk Mind attended Stowupland High School’s Sixth Form to provide 100 teenagers with tips and advice on understanding their emotional needs and how to meet them.

This was part of our Life Hacks for the Teenage Brain session, which aims to teach young people how to manage their mental health and keep them on the wellbeing side of the mental health continuum.

Ashley Hailstone, Sixth Form Director at Stowupland High School, said: “The session was incredibly informative to the students. We live in an increasingly stressful and difficult society, and our students’ mental health and wellbeing is extremely important to us.

“The more knowledge and support our students have so they can help to self-manage and seek support is incredibly useful, and the Suffolk Mind session and other activities we arrange as a Sixth Form is testament to that.”

We have also just launched a range of Emotional Needs and Resources cards for Teenagers (which will be available to purchase from our Shop soon), as well as a wellbeing support guide for young people aged under 18.

The sessions were delivered by Louise Harris, our Children, Families and Young People Lead. She said: “It’s incredibly important we learn from a young age how to manage our mental health and meet our emotional needs.

“Teenagers’ brains experience significant changes as they grow older. And to ensure they are equipped to support their mental health into adulthood, awareness is key.

“These sessions are aimed at teaching young people to recognise the emotional needs they should meet to maintain positive wellbeing. By doing so, not only can they look after themselves, but they can also look out for their peers.”

Find out more about your Emotional Needs & Resources and how to meet them, or contact our Schools team to book your Life Hacks session.

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