Thought For The Day – Friday 6th October 2023
Tuesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day.
ITV are again running their campaign to “Britain Get Talking”, setting us all some homework.
Talking about our anxieties, concerns, worries helps our mental health and well-being. “A problem shared is a problem halved”. Sharing and talking helps us generally as social beings.
Students will be given an opportunity to show their support on Tuesday by wearing ONE item with their uniform in a different colour.
Students are not allowed to wear trainers or hoodies on this occasion. Sports shirts are allowed with ties. Students could wear a different colour shirt, tie, jumper, socks or blazar.
Students should not buy anything specially for this day. We encourage appropriate and respectful use of parent, carer and sibling clothing.
Sixth formers should wear bright clothing.
There is no financial contribution. The awareness, colour, diversity, empathy, inclusion, understanding and resilience is the message.
The global theme of the day is that mental health is a universal human right.
For mental health is as important as physical health, if not even more important.
Mental health is physical health as the mind is connected to the body and the body connected to the mind.
We all have mental health, for we all have a mind.
However, some people have particular mental health challenges. Unlike physical health challenges, these challenges are not always visible.
We empathise with and are kind to everyone. We support and think about anyone going through a challenging time, and all who support. We look after others as we look after ourselves.
We use our life experience to help others, remembering the times when it was not easy for us. Our vulnerabilities are our resilience and strength.
We remember that every good person is brilliant, important, precious, unique, valued and wonderful beyond words both now, in the future and always.