We are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week.

The theme is loneliness which affects millions of people around the world including young people.

To play our part in tackling loneliness, we are sharing stories, resources and tips from experts across our school community and from other organisations to raise awareness of this important issue.

If you’d like to play a part in raising awareness, please share content with your community and get involved in the conversation by using the hashtag #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

CEO

Chris Stacey

"I’m proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week.

“We recognise that poor mental health can affect students' learning experiences and their potential. That's why one of CATS Global Schools' guiding principles is to create a positive environment for learning.”

Insight from the team

Our experts share a range of insight and tips to help students overcome loneliness.

Pinning it for Mental Health Awareness

Our People & Engagement Team wearing their green ribbons with pride. The green ribbon is the international symbol for mental health awareness.

Social Activity Ideas to overcome loneliness

Michael Hodgson, Assistant Principal Pastoral at Bosworth Independent College, shares some ideas for helping students overcome loneliness.

Further Reading

  • How does mental health affect students?

    A blog from Inside Government on the effects of mental health on the student experience.

  • Feeling Less Lonely: A School Pack

    The Mental Health Foundation shares a pack specifically designed for schools. It provides the materials and resources needed to support pupils to understand what loneliness is, how it can make us feel, and where to find support.

  • A Student Guide to Loneliness

    The Mental Health Foundation shares a guide specifically for students aged 16+, which explores loneliness with provides some useful tips.

  • Managing Loneliness

    The charity Mind shares some useful advice and tips to manage loneliness.

  • Let’s Talk about Loneliness: Part 1

  • Let’s Talk about Loneliness: Part 2