There is no doubt lockdown has exacerbated mental health issues and has had a negative impact on all our wellbeing. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health: to talk, to listen, to change lives.

In recognition of this we will be closing the school on the 4th February and instead, urging the whole school community to step away from computers and devices to focus on doing things that are good for their health and wellbeing. This means that the school will be closed for key worker students and that live lessons will not happen on this day but instead a range of wellbeing activities will be provided for them to complete.

Tutor time on Tuesday will support students in planning their day and ensuring they use their time on Thursday in a way that enhances their wellbeing. The Wellbeing section of our website is being updated so that students have a resource that they can use as inspiration for their day and to find advice on issues surrounding mental health.

We are hopeful this day will provide all of our school community an opportunity to discover personal approaches to promoting positive mental health and looking after each other, especially in such challenging times.