Northamptonshire’s annual Mental Health Awareness Day took place on Friday 12th February 2016, and Huxlow Science College students showed their support for the campaign through a range of activities. Schools across the county joined together to show their support for the Mental Health Stigma Programme and their campaign to “Stamp Out Stigma”. The day provides a great opportunity to raise awareness of mental health stigma to young people in lots of interesting, fun and inclusive ways.
The focus this year was on self-help and peer support with the key message “Think it through, Talk it through, Work it through”.
All Huxlow students were asked to demonstrate their commitment to the campaign by having their hand stamped with the “Stamp Out Stigma” logo. They were also invited to take part in an Art Competition, designing a poster to raise awareness of mental health issues. The fantastic entries were judged by the House captains and there were House points for the winning entrants.
We were pleased to welcome the Chair of Huxlow’s governing body, Mr Peter Kelby and the Mayor of Irthlingborough, Cllr Allan Short, and his consort to take part in the day’s activities. The Art Competition winners, alongside the College Council, the Anti-Bullying Group, the House Captains and representatives from our feeder primary schools were invited to the balloon launch on the Huxlow field. Balloon releases took place simultaneously at 12 noon from schools, colleges and community settings across the county.
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