YOUNG people from schools across North East Wales are inviting headteachers to attend an online showcase event for a mental wellbeing resource that they have created.

The young leaders designed 'Healthy Minds Haven', a resource and award for secondary schools to improve mental wellbeing in their school communities, which has been supported Wrexham Council.

Healthy Minds Haven was produced by young people who are experts by experience, with support from TCC (Trefnu Cymunedol Cymru/Together Creating Communities), in consultation with professionals from CAMHS, schools, Senedd yr Ifanc, Healthy Schools and representatives from TCC’s diverse member groups.

Senior leadership teams from North East Wales schools are invited to an online event on Wednesday, December 15 to hear from those involved about why it was created and how their school can become a Healthy Minds Haven.

TCC is an alliance of groups in North East Wales working together on issues affecting their communities and meeting directly with decision makers to create change.

The young people are inviting headteachers and senior leadership teams or staff involved in supporting student wellbeing from secondary schools in the North East Wales region where TCC is based.

At the online event, attendees will hear from the people involved in designing the resource and award about how it was created, and why it is needed.

Sophie Gorst, Interim Clinical Service Manager for North Wales CAMHS School In-Reach Service, will speak about why she is supporting the campaign aim to improve mental health support for young people in schools.

Earlier this year, the group met with Karen Evans, Chief Officer for Education & Early Intervention at Wrexham County Borough Council, who supported the resource and award and agreed to encourage local schools to use it.

Schools including Hawarden High and Ysgol Morgan Llwyd have already signed up to Healthy Minds Haven following a soft launch this term.

A survey carried out by TCC leaders at a secondary school found 92% of the school community felt that more should be done to support young people around mental health.

Headteachers and senior leadership teams are invited to attend the showcase event by contacting