Wear it Blue for Mental Health Day

TBSHS supports World Mental Health Day 2019

Date published: Thu 10 Oct 2019   Author: HLH/SGE   Category: Publicity   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email


Blue Thursday

On World Mental Health Day, students at The Bishop’s Stortford High School raised awareness and monies for Bishop’s Stortford Mind, Heads Together and Beyond Shame, Beyond Stigma by wearing one item of blue clothing.  Students also raised money for Bishop’s Stortford Alzheimer’s Society as it is equally important to keep in mind the different but connected challenge of Dementia.

Our mental health is as important as, if not more important than, our physical health.  We all have mental health – students, parents, staff, everyone.  It is vital that we nurture and look after our mental health and the mental health of others. Everyone has a journey. Everyone has a story. This is life. Not all we see of someone is all there is. Be kind to your mind and the mind of others.

However, some people have particularly challenging circumstances. They might be suffering and in a particularly difficult situation. It is important that we respect others and care. If we have a challenge, we need to try to talk and share.

We dedicate today to the fantastic guest speakers and outstanding citizens  who have come in over the years to educate and inspire students in this area and life generally  –  Mayor Norma Symonds, Natasha Devon MBE,  Amranatho, Hope Virgo,  Jonny Benjamin MBE, Tom Ryder,  Bradley Gilbey, Amie Bruce – as well as Interacters and students of TBSHS past and present and former student Greg James who have lead the campaign at TBSHS and beyond.

Thank you to Mr. Reeve, staff, students and, as always, parents for their fabulous support.

Simon Etheridge