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Sixth Form Pioneers Lead the Way to Positive Mental Health

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Sixth Form Pioneers Lead the Way to Positive Mental HealthBASFC’s pioneering peer to peer Mental Health First Aid scheme has got funding so 23 further schools can benefit from their incredible work.

We’d like to thank INSPIRE (local charity - www.inspirewellbeing.org )for their belief in our Sixth Formers and help in getting the funding to spread the training. 

You may have heard about our Sixth Form Man Down Mental Health First Aid scheme - they have already been on BBC Good Morning Ulster twice, The Spectator covered it this week and the BBCNI Education Correspondent, Robbie Meredith featured them on BBC Newsline. Safe to say word of their fabulous efforts to de-stigmatise mental health, promote early intervention and encourage pupils to talk face to face - not to a screen - has caught people’s attention. Follow the link to see the BBC news report.

Principal, Mr Pitts said: 

‘This is genuinely fabulous and worthwhile work from all the Sixth Formers involved. It was their idea from the start. I also have to thank our School Nurse and Counsellor, Mrs Tinman, who has worked tirelessly to get training, fundraising and the scheme itself underway. The 2018 - 19 batch have just been selected for training following a rigorous selection progress so the legacy the class of 2019 wanted to leave is already underway.’