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Newman Students Design for ‘Shelf Help’

BTEC Art and Design students at Cardinal Newman had the chance to take part in a fantastic initiative with Lancashire County Council to improve mental health in young people.

‘Shelf Help’ is a country wide book scheme, which aims to encourage young people to seek help for their mental health issues. Launched last week as part of Mental Health Awareness week, the library initiative has gathered a collection of expert endorsed books about mental health, providing 13 to 18 year olds with advice and information about issues like anxiety, stress and OCD, as well as difficult experiences like bullying and exams.

The books have all been recommended by young people and health professionals, and are available to borrow for free from public libraries.

Our students were invited to design motivational posters promoting the scheme, which will be displayed in libraries across the region. All students studying BTEC Art and Design were invited to design a poster, and 10 winners were selected. Congratulations to Henry Crompton, Alex Town-Field, Jasmin Sharp, Iona Ellison, Olivia Brunskill, Zulekha Salent, Rozie Brindle, Mya Mitchell, Emily Geraghty and Michal Nycz!

Look out for the posters which will be appearing in a library near you soon!

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