It’s been a busy time for our peer support leads across the OX14 learning partnership. Recently, students attended a course on how to help peers who are suffering from severely poor mental health. The students were trained on how to spot early signs, both behavioural and physical, and given constructive advice on the best way to respond and help. It was a well received and helpful session. In addition, over 40 students attended a training session on ‘The Teenage Brain’, delivered by Abingdon School Psychology teacher and Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning, Lucinda Powell. This fun, interactive session saw students working collaboratively to find out more about their own developing brains but also how to support younger students with decision making and how to successfully navigate (the sometimes challenging) teenage years.

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