“This is the week of Children’s Mental Health and today I was invited to Chase Terrace Academy to open their Safe Space initiative for students who are suffering with mental health issues. It is a scheme which I was privileged to discuss with a specially trained group of students from years 8 to 13 who have been selected to support their peers on this important issue.
The room, that has been set up via funding from Tesco and Groundworks, is a sensory relaxing, restful and peaceful space that will enable students to discuss with their peers if they are stressed and finding it difficult to cope. As the words suggest it will provide a safe space for students who need support.
The students themselves are amazing and I am confident they will all give excellent help to their peers. The staff who have been involved in setting up this vital service have also done a great job in selecting, training and organising the students and setting up the room.
I am proud that Burntwood and in particular Chase Terrace Academy has young people who are so committed to giving up their time to helping others. Well done and congratulations to you all.”
Councillor Di Evans Chair of Burntwood Town Council