The annual Warrington Guardian School Awards took place recently, and Culcheth High School was extremely honoured to be nominated for the Innovation Award for the Future in Mind initiative we have been leading. This initiative is to promote positive mental health and well-being, reduce the stigma attached to this and help signpost our young people to the support
available to them.
Readers were asked to nominate those whose hard work, achievements, passion, time and dedication has been invaluable to education and training, so when we actually went on to win this award for the second year running, we
Presented by Priestley College, who generously sponsor the awards, the Innovation Award was gratefully accepted by Megan Pomphret, Year 10 (representing the CHS Youth Health Champions) and Ella Hughes, Year 9 (whose fabulous Suicide Prevention artwork has been used throughout the year to support her peers), Mrs Shaw, Head of PSHE, and Steve Tatham,
Commissioning Lead for Maternity, Children & Families at Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
The award reflects the hard work and effort put in by so many people this year towards making the FiM initiative a success, and as a school we would like to sincerely thank all involved, including Warrington CCG, Warrington Borough Council Public Health Team and Youth Service, KOOTH, CAMHS, School Health Team, Alliance for Learning, Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation, Edgehill University and Everton Football Club, without whose fantastic input we could not have made such great progress this year.