Schools have a vital role to play in supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

In the research YMCA conducted last year for the #IAMWHOLE campaign, young people told us that schools were the best place to tackle the stigma that surrounds mental health difficulties.

81% of those who recognised the stigma associated with mental health said school is the best place to combat it.

This is why the #IAMWHOLE campaign is reaching out to schools across the UK and Ireland to get involved in tackling this stigma.

To help you join the campaign, we have produced a pack we are making available to all secondary schools in the UK and Ireland.

The pack contains:

  • A range of materials you can display around the school, including posters and fact sheets on mental health and stigma.
  • A simple exercise you can use to help your students understand and challenge stigma.
  • A link to a short video introducing the issue and the #IAMWHOLE campaign.

Join us to help end mental health stigma once and for all.

To download your copy of the pack, please complete the form below.

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