Attleborough Academy takes time to talk about mental health

Attleborough Academy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Attleborough Academy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Students and staff at Attleborough Academy are holding frank and open discussion about mental health as part of a nation-wide 'Time to Talk Day'.

Each class is today (Thursday, February 2) running 'time to talk' sessions, and staff will also have the chance to chat to their colleges about mental health issues that affect them, as well as the young people they work with.

Izzy Mair, the academy's deputy principal, said: 'We are taking part in Time to Talk Day because mental health is a topic that we should all feel able to talk about. Having these all important conversations can make a big difference to many people. The more we talk, the more lives we can change.'

Sue Baker, director of Time to Change, said: 'Mental health problems are common and can affect any one of us, yet too often people are afraid to talk openly about mental health. for fear of being judged. Time to Talk Day is a chance for everyone to open up about mental health - to talk, to listen, to change lives.'

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