Bucks Mind Mentoring
At Amersham, we work to promote parity of esteem, improve emotional literacy and encourage young people to think and discuss their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Many young people know how to look after their physical health but not their mental health. Through engaging with the Bucks Mind Mentoring programme, we discuss how to look after our mental health, including coping mechanisms and self-care tips.’
Why is Amersham School an advocate?
We want to empower, not only peer mentors, but the whole school in tackling the stigma behind mental health and encourage students to seek support when they need it.
How is this implemented in Amersham school?
Buckinghamshire Mind training occurs each academic year and we are delighted to say that we have trained 60 MIND mentors across our 6th form. The mentors are ready to support our community and society. Our MIND peers are ready to encourage our student body to adopt a more positive attitude to mental health and wellbeing by maintaining good mental health, in addition to advocating against stigmatisation and discrimination. Each Form group, from Year 7 to Year 11, has a designated Mind Mentor so students are able to access support from a trusted and trained member of the school body.
In the role of being a peer mentor, Sixth Form students will be expected to:
- be a listening ear for other students
- be on duty in the drop-in room or outside on the playground
- be a mental health ambassador within the school
- have an understanding of Safeguarding processes in school
If you would like any further information on this, please do not hesitate to contact us.