Year 12 pupils welcomed representatives from the Youth Commission and took part in a thought provoking workshop on mental health offering their thoughts and ideas on how local police should be dealing with this issue.
Youth Commission Coordinator, Ali Roberts and two young Youth Commission volunteers led the workshop that was designed to challenge our students' thoughts on this issue. Youth Commission volunteers, Imogen Chappell, who is a member of our Sixth Form, and Danielle, a third year law student at Chester University, did a wonderful job supporting Ali in the workshop.
The Youth Commission enables young people to support, challenge and inform the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, David Keane and Cheshire Constabulary. The 2016 Youth Commission was a great success, collecting the views of over 1,500 young people and delivering a comprehensive report and recommendations to the Commissioner, senior constabulary officers and partners in November 2016.
As always, our sixth form students were mature in the ideas they offered, addressing this potentially sensitive issue in an intelligent way. The Youth Commission will now consider our students thoughts and ideas on how the police can improve their approach to mental health in its report and recommendations for 2017