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Invicta Grammar helps out Maidstone Samaritans

Tuesday 15th May 2018

INVICTA Grammar School has chosen Maidstone Samaritans to be its charity of the year and a host of events are already planned.

Students held a concert earlier this month, showcasing their many musical talents to raise money and awareness.

Julie Derrick, Headteacher of Invicta Grammar School said: "We are delighted to have an opportunity to work with the Samaritans.

“It is such a worthwhile charity and one that we feel, is important to raise our girls’ awareness of. I am so proud of our students for taking the initiative to work collaboratively to raise money for something that they feel passionate about."

Working in local schools and colleges, Samaritans are teaching young people how to manage challenges in the future, seek support if they need it and realise they're not alone.

Talks and teaching materials help students learn how to express themselves, build good relationships, become more self-aware and help others going through a difficult time.

Educating young people on the mental health challenges faced by some people who are struggling to cope helps to reduce stigma associated with mental health and asking for help.

Maidstone Samaritans Director Sue Christmas said: “We have a great relationship with Invicta Grammar School and it's fantastic they've chosen us to be their charity of the year. Being able to talk about what you're going through, whatever age you are can be a great help so I thank them for both their support and in sharing the Samaritans service.”

 

Anyone can contact Samaritans, you don't have to be suicidal. You can call us for free anytime from any phone on 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org or go to www.samaritans.org/Maidstone to find details of the branch where you can talk to one of our volunteers in person.

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