SHS Staff raise money for mental health charity

Stourport High School’s pastoral team (from left) Ollie Wall, Lydia Gardner, Emma Hale and Laura Turner

Article from the Shuttle News

Big-hearted staff at Stourport High School are on track to raise £500 for mental health charity Mind with a 500km running and cycling challenge.

The four members of the school’s pastoral team aim to complete their challenge within the month and are already more than half way there.

Team member Emma Hale, vice principal for student welfare, said: “The impact of the pandemic on our mental health is massive, from fear of catching the virus, bereavement and isolation, to job losses and economic pressures.
“Young people are particularly vulnerable, with their education disrupted, lack of social interaction and worries about their future life chances.

“Mental health services are under even more pressure than normal and we wanted to do something to help and to raise the profile of exercise, which is important not just for our physical wellbeing but for our mental health too.”