On Thursday 30 March, pupils and staff ate in the Dining Hall in complete silence, raising funds for The Lion’s Barber Collective, a charity that champions the importance of men’s mental health, by introducing alternate routes to support through barbers, striving towards changing the landscape of mental health support for men.
The current issues surrounding men’s mental health and suicide rates in young men are well-documented. In order to encourage those who are struggling to reach out in support of their mental health, the aim was to demonstrate that we can be silent for long enough to listen. The collective silence also highlighted how isolating it might feel to those who feel unable to reach out for support and are struggling.
As well as raising awareness of these important issues, the sponsored social silence raised £324 for The Lion’s Barber Collective. If you would like to donate to this important and worthy cause, please visit the JustGiving page by clicking here.