The day began with six of our students talking about mental health on the BBC Radio Northampton Breakfast Show, a big thank you to all involved, the interviews were stunning and can be found on the BBC Northampton IPlayer for the next month or you can listen on the following YouTube link https://youtu.be/mnlXuyA-GN4

The theme for this year’s WMH was challenging stigma, as part of this students opted to wear yellow to show support for those people who may be struggling with their own mental health, or who are impacted by the mental health of others. As part of this we had a yellow themed cake sale and raised £95 for the Young Minds Charity.

Well done to all involved.

Jo Holmes

School Counsellor and Well-Being Lead

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Please complete the questionnaire linked below to have a say about changes to Rushden Academy canteen. https://goo.gl/forms/MGQwxnH05JZOpIMI2

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