Time2Talk offered by Place2Be has proved very popular already. Children can access this service at break or lunchtimes. Last week Mel Denniss, School Project Manager, received 40 self referrals. Whilst a few children referred more out of intrigue at this stage rather than having a genuine worry or concern, this is great because in the future should they ever have an issue, they know exactly how and where to access the support they need. Some children have recognised that they have ongoing friendship issues and have approached Mel as a group which is admirable.
Next week is National Children's Mental Health Week and we will be doing even more in school to break down those barriers around mental health. Children will hear the message that it's good to be ourselves and that it's good to talk.