Wellbeing Programme recognises Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted on May 23, 2018


The girls in Upper 4 and Lower 5 (Years 9 & 10) thoroughly enjoyed the showing of ‘Embrace’ on Friday 18 May 2018 which we held as part of our Wellbeing Programme in recognition of Mental Health Awareness week. ‘Embrace’ is an exceptionally powerful film that focuses on body image and self-esteem with a strong message about not just accepting, but loving, how you look.

Our Lower Sixth had felt so empowered by it when they watched it earlier this term that they had thoroughly pushed for us to show it to some younger year groups and, judging by the feedback from both the Upper 4 and Lower 5s, it does seem to have left an indelible and very positive impression on them, too.

“My daughter talked to me about this having watched it today. It started a very frank and eye opening discussion between us about the size of the mannequins in shops and how they are all size 4 or 6. It’s certainly made an impact,” said one parent.

We look forward to screening the film again, this time for all parents and their daughters, during the Autumn Term.