Mental Health Champions
Last year, as part of our Mentally Healthy Schools training, we worked alongside Place2be and Rachel Mackenzie, an olympic Thai boxing champion who works for the Youth Sport Trust. Rachel worked with a small group of year 5 and 6 to train them as Mental Health Champions.
Before lockdown, they ran a lunchtime club, with the help of some staff Mental Health First Aiders, with other children in school. The club encouraged the chidlren to get physiclly and mentally active and work together in teams.
This year, whilst our Covid risk assessment is in place, we will be looking for different ways to work with our Mental Health Champions until they are allowed to work with children from other year groups.