We host an annual event called ‘Thirsty Thursday’ here at the school. Ordinarily it takes place during the 3rd week of January, to coincide with ‘Blue Monday’. Due to the pandemic, we celebrated ‘Thirsty Thursday’ during Mental Health Awareness Week in May, this year.
Basically, in exchange for a small donation to the Samaritans, the Mental Health Lead and Learning Mentor make staff a ‘cuppa’ or soft drink at one of our ‘brew stations’ for colleagues. Staff also receive a cake or biscuit and information on mental health and wellbeing, which they keep.
We have been hosting this day for the last 3 years and have raised over £300 for the Samaritans. The staff really enjoy the occasion as it brings them together, even for a short period of time during their very busy days for a chat and a break