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Teachers at Woodbridge School mark Children's Mental Health Week

PUBLISHED: 11:11 06 February 2019

Teachers at Woodbridge School complete Mental Health First Aid training led by deputy head (pastoral), Shona Norman Picture: WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL

Teachers at Woodbridge School complete Mental Health First Aid training led by deputy head (pastoral), Shona Norman Picture: WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL

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Staff at Woodbridge School have been taking part in mental health training as part of Children's Mental Health Week.

The course helps people to spot the early signs of mental health issues in young people aged between 8 and 18.

It also gives them advice on tackling stigma surrounding mental health and protecting those who are at risk of harm.

Deputy Head, Shona Norman said: “It is incredibly important that we acknowledge and re-examine mental health and wellbeing support for young people, especially with the current debate in Parliament about effects of social media on children’s wellbeing.

“I’m pleased to see so many teachers signing up and completing the Youth MHFA course at Woodbridge School, to ensure that they feel confident in dealing with the issues that come their way, offering reassurance to our pupils that they are not alone and that it is ok not to be ok.”

Later in the year the school hopes to extend the training to parents and the local community with proceeds going towards a mental health charity.

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