The Rotary Club recently heard from Josie Corrin, a teacher at Ramsey Grammar School, who is the member of staff responsible for Mental Health in the school.
This is a relatively new role, certainly on an official basis but it marks an important acknowledgement by the Department of Education in respect of the mental health of both pupils and teachers alike.
Mental Health is a worrying topic but given the broad spectrum of what falls into this area, it is surprising how many people are affected in one shape or form.
RGS had allocated a specific room in which Josie and her colleagues could speak to people affected in different ways, to help reduce the impact on their day to day lives.
However, the room was "bare bones" having been a department heads office for many years. A plan was born between Josie and President Marc, to transform this room into a haven. Somewhere within the establishment, which allowed people to lose themselves for a short space in time.
With the assistance of PP Frank Pattison and his association with the Northern Live at Home Scheme and more specifically, Men in Sheds, the Club organised for the room to be renovated, making it a brighter place.
Work is already in progress and we hope to have that finished soon. Once it is, the Club, with additional funding from the Eric & Marion Scott Trust, will furnish the room and make it the welcoming place it needs to be.
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