Donation to provide students with specialist mental health and wellness support

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Generous donation will ensure Wilmslow High School students receive tailored mental wellness support and mentoring.

Bott and Co, a Wilmslow-based consumer protection law firm, has renewed its partnership with the school for a fifth year after seeing the impact the sponsorship has had on students’ lives.

The company has invested a five-figure sum in an initiative that aims to help students take care of themselves mentally and physically in the form of listening and mentoring. Wilmslow Youth Charity and a Samaritan elder will provide listening and advisory support, while a trained counselor
provide expert advice.

The initiative forms part of an all-ages mental health strategy launched in 2019 by Cheshire East Council which will continue this year for people of all ages with a functional mental health condition. The Charity Mind said last year that England was facing a “mental health pandemic”, calling on the government to take a stronger approach.

In a report titled ‘Not measuring up’, the charity found that a growing number of young people with mental health issues are finding themselves stuck. He also found that secondary schools struggle to meet the needs of young people with mental health issues.

Last year’s donation was used to modernize the learning environment, allowing better support for students with varying levels of need.

Bott and Co also sponsors the school’s sports teams and regularly hosts high school lectures on topics such as career legal advice.

Mark Vincent, Vice-Principal of Wilmslow High School, said, “We are very grateful for the continued support provided to the school by Bott and Co. The company’s generous financial sponsorship and other contributions to our partner program commercial experiences, such as work experience, career discussions and student mentoring, has truly enriched the educational experience of our students.

“This latest financial support will allow us to extend our mental health support to many more of our struggling students. At a time when school budgets are under immense pressure, such generous aid will make a real difference in the lives of many. our young people.

“We look forward to further developing the excellent relationship we have developed with Bott and Co.”

Paul Hinchliffe, Managing Partner at Bott and Co, said: “The importance of good mental health is something to talk about, especially among young adults. Students need to know that there are resources available to them and not be afraid to ask. for help when needed.”

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