Alleyne’s Academy is working in partnership with, the Staffordshire Public Health team, the Hope Project and Friends of Josh to find new ways of supporting our students, staff members and parents, to be more aware of the importance of good mental wellbeing, not just for ourselves but for others as well.
The Hope Project (led by Rachel Raynor) has a long waiting list of schools in other areas but has been fully funded in Stone for 2018/19 as a pilot to extend the training to a community wide initiative. The Hope training seeks to support schools to develop their knowledge and skills around mental health and identify mental health champions who can ensure that the learning can be shared with others. Ongoing supervision is fully funded through this project.
Alleyne’s Academy will be supporting two members of staff to attend the Hope Project 4 day training course which will start in September 2018. Local middle and primary school involvement in attending staff training and identifying mental health champions is vital to the success of this project. Any local schools who have not already signed up to the training please use the contact information below.
We are also keen to hear from any parents or members of the community and community group leads (particularly young peoples groups) who might be interested in being a volunteer mental health champion and are able to give their time to attend the training course. We are looking for anyone who may be interested in attending the training and letting us know what they think and how they might wish to share or use the learning to help others.
We hope that by providing support and training networks for schools, community groups and parents/carers that young people and the general community will be better supported and any needs or gaps in support in this area will be identified.
For more information and to register interest in attending the free training and ongoing supervision for school staff, school parent volunteers and community groups please contact Mr Bailey Assistant Headteacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Places are limited, and priority is given to school teachers in Stone.