MENTAL health ambassadors at a Kingsteignton school have been assessing the results of a student survey. 

Leaders at Teign School celebrated the ambassadors and their efforts during Mental Health Awareness Week. 

The school has a range of mental health ambassadors, who have received training funded by the NHS, and who contribute to its mental health policy. 

They held a consultation to discuss what steps they should take next to support young people’s mental health based on the student survey responses.  

Five hundred students completed the survey which also involved staff and parents. 

The school is now considering working with the NHS Mental Health Support Team to develop their work. 

Lucie Wagner, headteacher said: ‘We are committed to ensuring we grow academically successful, aspirational, brilliant, and resilient young adults who are equipped with the qualifications, skills and personal attributes to lead happy and fulfilling lives.  

‘We cannot do this without ensuring that young people are supported with their mental health, and I am so proud of the work our student Mental Health Ambassadors have done to develop our strategy in this area.’

Matthew Shanks, CEO of Education South West of which Teign School is a member, said: ‘Everyone is delighted Teign School is shining a light on the important topic of mental health.  

‘Young people need to know they can talk about anything that’s bothering them and that support is out there if they are struggling.  

‘Going to school is about more than receiving an academic education, it’s about being helped to become a happy and healthy member of society.’