Rutland mental health project recruits school liaison officer
A lottery-funded project hosted its first school workshop with staff at Uppingham Community College this week.
Resilient Rutland was given £500,000 to improve mental health support in primary and secondary schools across the county.
The workshop was a big milestone for the project which has also appointed a school liaison officer to coordinate its work.
Former Stamford Endowed School teacher Lyn Harte said: ‘I have been a leader in education for many years and care deeply about the continuous improvement of mental health and wellbeing provision.
"Having closely supported many young people with wide ranging pastoral needs, I have become acutely aware of the need to develop proactive support in our schools and communities to both educate about mental health and also create an early intervention strategy."
Lyn will work with 18 primary schools and six secondary schools.
The aim of the Resilient Rutland project is to run workshops for staff, pupils and parents to provide all-round mental health care.
Project manager Morag Tyler said: "Lyn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Having come from a school environment she is ideally placed to understand the challenges our schools face and support them on this journey.
"We are thrilled to have her on board."