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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

Mental Health Awareness Week - Be Kind

18th May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is a chance for us all to focus on mental health.

This year's theme is kindness. 

The focus on kindness is a response to the coronavirus outbreak, which is having a big impact on people's mental health. There are many people in our society who live with a wide variety of mental health conditions. These include anxiety and depression, many of which may be heightened under our current conditions.

Mark Rowland, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: "We want to use Mental Health Awareness Week to celebrate the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health. And we want to start a discussion on the kind of society we want to shape as we emerge from this pandemic."

During lockdown we have witnessed many different acts of kindness. Perhaps you have been the recipient of one of these acts of kindness. Many acts go unnoticed to the wider community but they make such a difference to each person who receives them.

We want to remind all our students that the Counselling service offered in school is still open. If any of our students would like to use this service, please email Mrs Arkins (VP) and she will be able to organise this for you.