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Woodford Green school uses Mental Health Awareness Week to raise money for charity

PUBLISHED: 14:46 24 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:46 24 May 2019

Pupils at Woodbridge High School have been taking part in a mental health awareness week. Left to right, Charlotte Gladstone, Maryfaith Azogu, Xian-Qi Huang and Louis Costi with their display.

Pupils at Woodbridge High School have been taking part in a mental health awareness week. Left to right, Charlotte Gladstone, Maryfaith Azogu, Xian-Qi Huang and Louis Costi with their display.

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Pupils at a Woodford Green school spent a week carrying out a whole host of exercises to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

Pupils at Woodbridge High School have been taking part in a mental health awareness week.Pupils at Woodbridge High School have been taking part in a mental health awareness week.

Last week, Woodbridge High School in St Barnabas Road celebrated the occasion with a string of activities aimed at helping pupils and staff communicate more.

Staff had their photographs taken with a sign saying "it's okay not to be okay" as a powerful message to urge pupils to speak if they find themselves struggling.

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A well-being walk and a cake sale were held to raise money for local mental health services and the school collected a fantastic £142.35

A school spokeswoman said: "What an amazing week we had a Woodbridge High School. As a school, we wanted to highlight the importance of mental health.

"We wanted to raise the profile on this very important issue and provide students with an environment in which they feel safe.

"We are extremely proud of how our pupils responded to this very important week and eagerly look forward to holding the same event next year."


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