Emerson Park Academy

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Children's Mental Health Week

Ex-pupil and TV presenter Kem Cetinay visited EPA during Children's Mental Health Week to share his experiences and encourage children to talk about any issues they have. Kem's visit was the launch of his schools tour as an ambassador with Childline. He hopes that by sharing his experiences with young people,  he can prevent them from developing a mental health condition.

Kem answered questions set by Year 9 in an assembly style presentation during which he was open and frank about his own struggles with mental health. Kem shared with pupils the coping mechanisms he uses to overcome his anxieties and he also warned the pupils to be very careful about what they say to each on social media, as people can dwell on negative comments for a long time.

We would like to thank Kem for launching his tour here, we wish him well in his career and his role as a Childline Ambassador.