St Edmund’s College & Prep School proudly marked Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) with staff and students putting on a vibrant display of green clothing and accessories to support ‘Wear it Green’ day (Thursday 16th May). Throughout the week, the school also organised a series of additional engaging activities focused on raising awareness of good mental health for all.

Aligned with this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme of ‘Movement’, the school heightened its already strong focus on the importance of physical activity as a means of enhancing mental health. Special movement calendars adorned classroom walls, sparking conversations and providing students with creative ways to uplift their spirits. There was also a lively group fitness session in the school’s orchard, which offered pupils a fun opportunity to get active with friends.

On Thursday 16th May, the school was awash with green as students and staff donned green attire to support the flagship fundraiser for Mental Health Awareness Week. The sea of green filled St Edmund’s corridors and served as a visual reminder of the importance of fostering open conversations about mental health.

Throughout the week, students also engaged in other activities, including ‘Check-in Bingo’, where pupils were encouraged to tick off as many movement examples as they could fit into their day / week. Additionally, a fun ‘Wear it Green’ quiz added a touch of friendly competition to the week’s activities.

Mrs L Dunhill, Assistant Head (Safeguarding and Wellbeing) at St Edmund’s College & Prep School, said: “Raising awareness of positive mental health is fundamental and something we have always taken great pride in at St Edmund’s. Showing our support for this important initiative means we can really push this cause into the spotlight. Through engaging activities and promoting open conversations about mental health, we strive to create a supportive environment where everyone can thrive. Focusing on movement this year, we’ve been able to reinforce that exercise isn’t just good for your physical wellbeing, it’s also a powerful tool for giving your mental health a real boost.”

Since 2001, the Mental Health Foundation has been leading Mental Health Awareness Week to bring the UK together to focus on promoting good mental health. To find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week, please visit: