School Mental Health AnthemPosted on: 12th June 2020
Goffs-Churchgate Academy chose 'Something Inside So Strong' as our mental health anthem because of its extremely powerful and defiant lyrics. We felt the words fitted perfectly with our journey to end the stigma surrounding mental health, and to provide support and hope not only to our wider school community of pupils, parents/ carers, grandparents, cleaners and staff, but also to anyone who watches the video.
What I like most about the video is that it isn't perfect. It's honest, heartfelt, brave and authentic. Many of the participants were far outside of their comfort zones, but it didn't stop them making telling contributions.
We rehearsed at school prior to the lockdown and then met the challenge of recording the video from our own homes. Maybe striving to be perfect isn't good for any of us, as it can lead to unrealistic expectations and higher levels of stress and anxiety.
To all of us who took part in the video and all those who supported this project you are the embodiment of what makes Goffs-Churchgate Academy so special. Thank you, and good mental health to us all.