During the week October 6-10, Year 11 Psychology students organised Mental Health week activities at our College. On the Monday we delivered flowers that were ordered in the previous term; these flowers ranged from gestures of love to just general affection but put a smile on the face of all who received them. At lunch time on Monday free hugs were delivered around the school by a number of students as a “feel good” gesture. On Wednesday the Year 11 Psychology students went on a community march around Sir William Fry Reserve in Cheltenham in support of mental health. We were spoken to about mental health by an ex-North Melbourne player Wayne Schwass who had
Mental Health Week
experienced depression and a lady experiencing a disability. It gave us a good perspective on how mental illness is treatable and how people experiencing mental illness can lead fulfilling and successful lives. At lunchtime that day there was face painting and piñata. Thursday saw the annual MHW sausage sizzle outside the Forum and the students of the school enjoyed music played by some of our talented students to complement the sausages. In total we raised $365 for the Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria and spread some positivity and happy vibes around the school.
Joe Cox, Year 11