Mental Health Ambassadors Programme
The role of the Mental Health Ambassador (MHA) is to offer a listening ear to their school peers and to provide a bridge between pupils and trusted adults. As part of this, the MHA will deliver six sessions on mental health and wellbeing to S2 pupils in Braidhurst High School. The MHA will also have responsibility to challenge stigma and raise the profile of mental health within the school. The MHA will also offer weekly drop in sessions where young people can go to chat to the MHA or look at resources.
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What to expect during the MHA PSHE course?
- The five sessions will be: (click for more info)
- What is mental health / mental wellbeing?
- Understanding Stress
- Understanding Anxiety
- Understanding Depression
- Understanding Self-harm
- The MHAs will act as “information points” about mental health and wellbeing for their peers. They will be equipped to answer general questions and to signpost to additional sources of information and support.
- The MHAs will encourage and support disclosures to Pupil Support Staff, helping to bridge difficult conversations.
Our Ambassadors this year are
- Amy-Lee McLachlan
- Sophie Merrilees
- Ellie Brady
- Kori Turnbull
- Ellie Murphy
- Emma Lindsay
- Jay Connelly
- Caitlin Diggle
- Chloe McDerment
- Chloe Henderson
Black Dog Games Club
Braidhurst’s Mental Health Ambassadors hold drop-in sessions which are open to pupils of S1-S3 to socialise and relax. Join us in the Aspire Base every Tuesday lunchtime where we have a chat while playing board games and listening to music!
Support Staff for Mental Health Ambassador Programme
Teacher Coordinator for MHA- Miss Lyttle
Home School Partnership Officer- Mrs Linda McGurk
MHA Drop In Clinic Staff: Mr Mearns, Mrs Cole, Miss Pennock and L Findon