Pupils discuss stigma in our interactive Diary room – Watch the video here!
Watch the video footage from St Gregory’s Catholic High School of their pupils talking to our interactive Diary room about what they have learned about mental health and learning disabilities, and the stigma that surrounds them.
The ground-breaking video shows a group of mature and responsible 12-14 year-olds from St Gregory’s High School in Warrington, Cheshire, talking about how they felt about mental illness and learning disabilities before they started learning about our campaign, using our specially developed lesson plans, how their views have changed since taking part in these lessons, and what they will do differently now as a result.
The amazing responses from the children show just how much their views have changed since using our Key Stage 3 & 4 lesson plans, taught to them by head of Key Stage 3 PSHE, Elisabeth Whelan. A video to see what Elisabeth had to say about our campaign will be uploaded soon!.
The ‘Sticks and Stones’ Team strongly believe that mental health and learning disabilities should be part of the national curriculum for PSHE in schools in the UK and so do 90% of head teachers across the country. If you agree, please help us spread the message by sharing the video with your friends. There is no place for mental health and learning disability-related stigma in our inclusive society and by teaching young people about it at an early age, we can help to stamp out this stigma for good.