Presentations to Students in Winchester, Randolph, and North Reading
Over the past three days, we’ve presented to 68 students at McCall Middle School in Winchester, 16 students at Randolph High School, and 40 students at North Reading High School. At Randolph, our team also presented QPR Suicide Prevention Training. Each class had such great questions, we were happy to spark so many conversations about mental health.
Presentations to Billerica Memorial High School, North Reading High School, and Northern Essex Community College
Today our team split up and presented to nearly 150 students at Billerica Memorial High School, North Reading High School, and Northern Essex Community College!
BAMSI’s Transgender Day of Remembrance at Brockton Public Library
Today, our team joined BAMSI’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) at the Brockton Public Library to honor lives lost to anti-trans violence. To learn more about the history of Transgender Day of Remembrance and how to get involved, check out: https://www.glaad.org/tdor
School Counselor Spotlight – Liza
Please join us in welcoming our first School Counselor, Liza Tierney! Liza joined The NAN Project in September 2022. She is bringing over 20 years of experience working with students to connect with students and staff in classrooms we visit. Erica, our College Coordinator, interviewed Liza for our School Counselor Spotlight!
A Q&A with Health Educator Holly Breen
Earlier this year, we spoke to longtime Andover High School health educator Holly Breen about the impact of the pandemic on students’ mental health and the ways The NAN Project helps. She shares her unique perspective in a Q&A here.
First Presentations to Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School in Methuen
Over the course of this week we presented to 60 11th grade students at Notre Dame Cristo Rey HS in Methuen! This was our first set of presentations to the school, but Counselor Thibodeau was no stranger to our programming. We presented to her class at Merrimack college while she was studying to be a school counselor, and we are so happy to have reconnected and to speak with her students about mental health this year!
Presentations to 166 Students at Burlington High School
Over the past two days we were at Burlington High School for the second year and presented to 166 students! The students had great questions, and we were happy to be back for the second year.
Presentations to Beverly Middle School
Starting last Wednesday and finishing up today, we presented to 189 7th graders at Beverly Middle School! We had such a wonderful time being back in Beverly, they even gave us flowers. So sweet!
Support Activities at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and Peer Mentor Presentations at Hopedale Junior Senior High School
Over the past two days, we returned to Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School after our Peer Mentors presented their stories the week prior. We facilitated group activities centered on learning risk and protective factors, different types of stress, and coping skills! Today, our Peer Mentors also presented their stories to 59 9th graders at Hopedale Junior Senior High School.
Mindfulness at A Time to Talk in Wakefield
Today we held our 5th session of A Time to Talk at Galvin Middle School in Wakefield! We played a fun group game, showed each other our favorite stretches in a mindfulness exercise, talked about mindfulness and different ways we calm ourselves down by changing our environment or slowing down our thoughts. Our last session is two weeks away and we’re excited to celebrate our growth together!