The Educational Psychology Service has a lead role in developing a framework for resilience across the authority with the Principal Psychologist co-chairing the Children’s Service Resilience steering group. Educational psychologists have also been working with young people across all secondary schools in Stirling to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health issues. The Scottish Government Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027 , which outlines the national context, can be found by following the link below:
On 7th June, pupils from across Stirling met at the Tollbooth to attend the Just Breathe event. This event was planned by the Stirling Young People’s Wellbeing group and featured workshops by LGBT Youth Scotland, Stirling Educational Psychology Service, See Me Scotland and NHS Health Promotion Team. Pupils were also given an opportunity to begin to develop Mental Health action plans in their school groups. Please watch our video below to hear more about the ideas that were generated and some of the views of the HM Champions.
Mental Health Champions
The Educational Psychology Service worked with senior pupil representatives from all Stirling schools, including two independent schools, to design a Wellbeing event for pupils. This event took place on the 7th June at the Tollbooth and aimed to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health as well as supporting schools to develop action plans around how they can better support pupils with MH and wellbeing concerns. All of the pupils in the Stirling Young People’s Wellbeing group are MH Champions and are working to make positive changes in how their school addresses MH issues and reduces stigma. You can find out more about the with of the Young People’s Wellbeing group by watching their video below: