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Epsom Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival

The College played a key role in this week’s Epsom Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival, hosting a series of events and drop-in sessions.

A powerful session for Epsom’s peer mentors, led by Nicola Morgan, offered ideas to help them and others manage stress, emphasising that it must all begin with self-care.

Visiting speaker David Waddell spoke on the challenges and stresses of working life, and methods to help us get through the day. David is a senior producer for BBC News. primarily focused on international breaking news. He is a mental health first aider and a Trauma Risk (TRiM) assessor.

Pupils were encouraged to wear a splash of yellow on World Mental Health Day as part of charity Young Minds’ wider campaign to show young people that they are not alone when it comes to their mental health.

This evening (Friday 12 October) we welcome Suzanna Walters for ‘EAT ME’ a play about anorexia.

Assistant Head of Pupil Welfare, Helen Keevil, reflected on the week of activities: “I have been overwhelmed by the willingness of the College community to embrace their involvement with this local charity Love Me Love My Mind. Year on year our whole-school approach to engage with this awareness event has increased.”