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Awards to showcase best school mental health and wellbeing initiatives

Acts of kindness and targeted initiatives that helped staff or pupils cope with anxiety and depression over lockdown will be recognised at an awards event.

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The Kent Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards is an annual event to showcase the people, organisations and initiatives that help us cope with life - and there are special awards for the education sector.

Never has that support been more important than in the last year as we struggled to comprehend Covid-19 and the impact and stress of lockdown.

Whether it is in your business, community or family, so many of us have been lucky to have people and organisations with ideas, tips and tactics to help us cope - it is time to celebrate those mental health and wellbeing champions in our community and share this best practice.

The awards are staged by the mental health charity South Kent Mind, in collaboration with local Mind charities in Kent and Medway.

Nominations can be linked to a simple act of kindness that lifted the spirits, a business that has improved staff wellbeing, through to a targeted initiative delivered by a charity or statutory organisation to support a mental health issue.

Judges are particularly keen to hear how schools have handled mental health and wellbeing with the aim of celebrating great ideas.

The new awards event is being staged by Simon Dolby, the former host and Chairman of Judges at the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards. He said: "School staff have had a really tough time coping with adapting to remote learning over Zoom or Teams, often while also keeping up with face to face teaching of key worker children. So much has gone on, but at the centre has been a desire to support colleagues and pupils through these difficult months. Clever strategies and acts of kindness have helped see schools through and our awards panel really want to hear about them all, so please tell me how your school has managed by visiting the Kent Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards website"

Contact Details

Simon Dolby
Telephone: 07989 164752