The best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening.
Hosted by the World Federation of Mental Health, this year’s World Mental Health Day will take place on Saturday 10th October and the emphasis will be upon challenging the stigma surrounding mental health problems.
No matter how committed you are to reducing your personal carbon footprint, it’s not always easy. In one of her first speeches as Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Amber Rudd was very clear about the devastating impact that failure to act will have upon our economic future: fewer jobs, lower growth and higher prices.
Many schools choose to create a learning studio in order to give their pupils a space that differs from the traditional classroom. The subjects taught in these studios may require unique equipment, mirrored walls for dance or instruments for music, or need an environment that encourages creative thinking. A studio gives pupils an opportunity to work directly with their chosen subject, to focus on it entirely without other classroom distractions. Eco-classrooms can make ideal self contained studios for Art, Music, Dance and darkrooms for photography.
This week, from 21st to 27th September, is the 7th annual World Green Building Week. Organised by the World Green Building Council, the aim of the campaign is to create an engaging and connected public conversation about the role buildings play in our sustainable future.
One of the first tangible actions undertaken by the Department for Education this new school year, has been its appointment of a mental health champion for schools, Natasha Devon, MBE. She is to spearhead a campaign to raise awareness of, and reduce the stigma around, young people’s mental health which is in a sorry state.