Case study: The Magna Carta School in Runnymede
How one school in Surrey has made good mental health a priority
Funding from the Surrey Educational Grant has enabled the Magna Carta School in Runnymede to offer students a new wellbeing programme. The programme includes launching a new mental health app MyTeenMind, a wellbeing zone, yoga classes, and useful signposting to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
Clare Erasmus, head of mental health and wellbeing at the school explains more: “We try to encourage students who show signs of anxiety to take part in our activities and control their mind and deal with situations that arise”.
Students at the school have taken the wellbeing programme in their stride and have got involved in various ways. Along with trained counsellors, student ambassadors are on hand to encourage young people to talk about any worries they may have, while other students were involved in creating the app specifically designed for young people by young people. The students worked with Surrey charity Woking Mind to develop the free app which features a tracker to monitor mood swings and it's packed with information on where to get help inside and outside school.
Any young person can download the app for free on Android or Apple devices. Find out more online.
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