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Students Team Up With Manchester United Stars To Raise Mental Health Awareness

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Students Team Up With Manchester United Stars To Raise Mental Health Awareness

Stockport Academy students have teamed up with Manchester United players to help raise awareness of the importance of looking after your mental health.

Year 10 students were visited by staff from Manchester United Foundation, who recorded a series of questions from them to be put to stars including Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Axel Tuanzebe and Lee Grant.

The players then filmed their answers for a special video that was released on World Mental Health Day and released on the Foundation’s YouTube channel here. You can watch all the videos on our Manchester United Foundation webpage here.

Questions covered a wide range of topics, including how to deal with trolls and bullying on social media, the impact of spending time away from family and friends during lockdown, and who you can talk to if you are struggling with your mental health.

After playing the video in assembly, students across the whole school were then encouraged to write their own messages of hope and support for others who may need it and post them on a giant cardboard tree that had been specially made and erected in the school’s atrium.

Stockport Academy has won several accolades in recent years for its support of raising the awareness of mental health issues, including the Wellbeing Award for Schools and the Gold School Mental Health Award.

Principal Mrs McCann said: “We are incredibly grateful to Manchester United Foundation for offering this amazing opportunity for our students to make a real difference in raising awareness of mental health.

“This issue has never been more important and we continue to focus on the importance of wellbeing as part of our pledge to offer all of our students an Education with Character.

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