Gemma focussed on questions such as: What is resilience? What is mental health? And how can I maintain good mental health? A particular theme was that of the importance of sleep, both for maintaining wellbeing but also for improving academic performance. She talked about strategies that young people can use to help them focus on positive things rather than the negative things that happen in our daily lives.
Gemma’s visit signals the start of ‘Wellfest’, a week in which students benefit from a wide range of activities promoting good mental health and many opportunities to consider how to maintain their own wellbeing.