“We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect”
For over 100 years Buckinghamshire Mind has been a trusted charity working to support and represent people with mental health problems living across the county by providing high quality services.
Last year Buckinghamshire Mind contacted Haydon Abbey School about a new initiative being introduced into primary schools. Already up and running in secondary schools, Mind Ambassadors are students that help and support their peers within the school environment.
Representatives from Mind came into school and spent the day training 13 of our Year 6’s. Discussing the types of mental health issues our children may be struggling with they provided them with strategies and ideas to help support other children in school – specifically during playtime.
Our ‘Mind Ambassadors’ work in pairs and are on duty every break time on both the playground and in our ‘drop-in room’. They meet weekly to discuss, as a group, any particular problems they may be finding difficult to handle.
Buckinghamshire Mind will be returning every 6-8 weeks to provide their support and any extra training that they feel or our students feel may be required.