Y13 student, Nicole Barrow, is currently studying A-levels in Psychology, History and English Literature and has recently applied to study Psychology at university. Through researching Mental Health issues for her Psychology course she found out about a local scheme called ‘Strong Young Minds’ which helps young people in Herefordshire. She applied to be an Ambassador and has since recruited several of her peers to be involved with the Project (Lucy Admans, Chloe Morgan, Rhianna Levi, Paige Baker). The group meet weekly afterschool to undertake their training in order to become Ambassadors for the charity. http://www.thesymproject.org/
To help raise awareness on 10 October 2016 for World Mental Health Day, Nicole and fellow student Rhianna Levi were delighted to be asked to represent the charity on a local radio programme for their views on the stigma of mental health and the help given in schools to those who need it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p048kl6r
Mrs Law who teaches Psychology said “Nicole clearly has a passion for Psychology and helping others and this is demonstrated in her work with the Strong Young Minds Project. She has since recruited several of her peers to be involved with the Project and now plays an active role in the scheme. This is a great example of Sixth Form students being involved in the local community and we are very proud of them”.