Over the last 2 weeks, staff from the Tomorrow Project have delivered emotional health and well being workshops to 150 Year 9 students at a Nottingham school. The workshops have focused on challenging stigma about mental health problems, self harm and the impact of suicide and how to stay emotionally healthy and support others to do the same. The feedback from the sessions has been consistently positive, with students engaging fully in all of the activities. Alongside this, staff sessions have also been undertaken concentrating on working with young people who self harm and hopefully building confidence in this vital area of student support. These packages have been designed as part of the Tomorrow Project’s city work as a way to start the conversation about suicide prevention and promoting emotional resilience.
More of this essential work will be rolled out next year