Health & Wellbeing Committee hold event for World Mental Health Day
October 15, 2019

A Sixth Form committee held a special event to mark a prominent global awareness initiative.

The Health and Wellbeing group at Rydal Penrhos organised a special Tea and Talk Afternoon on Thursday, October 10 at the Sixth Form Ferguson Centre, which was held as part of World Mental Health Day.

They were assisted during the planning process by the Reverend Nick Sissons, the school’s Chaplain.

He also plays a leading role in overall wellbeing and other related issues on a day-to-day basis.

The informal event invited members of the Rydal Penrhos community to the facility, where they could enjoy a drink and talk more about various Mental Health issues, the support available and how it affects their everyday lives.

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “We are enormously proud of the support system we offer pupils and staff here at Rydal Penrhos, which is the best way to ensure they all feel safe, happy and enabled to thrive.

“Our Sixth Form Health and Wellbeing committee are a huge part of this, as is the incredible Rev’d Sissons.”

World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.

Thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major implications on peoples’ life worldwide.