On February 28th 2015 at 10.30 there will be a service of reflection for those bereaved or affected by suicide.
This will be held at St Martin in the Fields. It will be a 'time together with music, words and space for reflection for those with loss and grief… and journeying towards hope and healing.'
This is a free event, organised by St Martin in the Fields and The Alliance for Suicide Prevention Charities and, if you would like to attend, please contact http:// email@example.com with the number of seats you require. Free e-tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis.
The Department of Education has just announced new actions to support pupils' mental health.
Mental health is at the centre of a new vision for schools set out by Childcare Education Minister, Sam Gyimah.
The Government will now be working with the PSHE Association to help schools know how to teach pupils about mental health and banish the stigma, which can leave young people feeling isolated.
This is very encouraging news and the Trust continues to support the Partnership for Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools, which aims to inspire schools to place emotional wellbeing and good mental health at the heart of their ethos, culture and activities, in order to support student achievement.
Please read more here.
Last Sunday, November 2nd, Sally White completed her first marathon….on a cold and very windy day in New York City. 'Spectacular views over the Verrazano bridge…an amazing way to start a marathon'! Thank you Sally for supporting our work and we hear that you may be targeting another marathon quite soon!
Public Health England (PHE) have just realeased a briefing paper, which highlights the strong link between health and emotional wellbeing… and academic attainment.
The paper also highlights the value of taking a whole school approach and encourages schools and colleges to promote health and wellbeing as part of their ethos and culture…. emphasising the important potential to improve educational outcomes.
Please read more in the Report here.
Sallly White is running the New York City Marathon on Sunday November 2nd in support of the Trust and wearing this running shirt, which has been designed specifically for the event!
Good luck Sally and thank you so much for supporting our work. We will load post event photos next week!