World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is a special occasion to raise awareness and to support those who have challenges to their mental health. In the Ark Putney Academy 6th Form our intention was to fundraise for multiple youth oriented mental health charities across the UK so that our donations can potentially help a struggling person. This year, our school held a basketball tournament where we assigned a group of pupils into four teams, each team representing a mental health associated charity (Stem4, CALM, The Listening Place and YoungMinds.) The winning team secured a large donation for their assigned charity. Through the matches alone we raised £35 which we hope can help an innocent person receive treatment to help fight through their struggles, and we encourage you to do the same.

By Reece Leonard Barnett