To mark Children’s Mental Health Week, we welcomed Natasha Devon MBE, a writer and activist who delivers engaging talks on the subject of mental health, and undertakes research on mental health, body image, gender and social equality. Natasha shared her experiences with students about her own mental health challenges and the need to to be open and bold when discussing mental health.
She spoke about her current campaign, ‘Where’s your head at?’ to change work place law so employees have their mental health safeguarded in the same way they do their physical health. Natasha has teamed up with Bauer Media (Grazia, Heat, Kiss FM, Empire, The DeBrief) and Mental Health First Aid England to launch a petition asking the government to make it compulsory for workers to have colleagues trained in how to spot signs of mental distress, listen nonjudgmentally and point them in the direction of any further help or support they might need.
Natasha’s top tips to stay mentally healthy are to:
Thank you Natasha for an inspiring, thoughtful and humorous session.