Radio broadcasting at Felpham Community College

Felpham Community College, Bognor Regis, involved alumni in a 24 hour radio broadcast to raise awareness around mental health services in schools. Seven alumni got behind the campaign, including mental health specialists from the NHS and local council, a journalist, and those who had been affected by mental health problems whilst at school.

The media department at Felpham Community College, Bognor Regis, ran a 24 hour radio broadcast to raise awareness around mental health issues in schools. Seven former students returned over the 24 hours to take part in the broadcast, some of whom had struggled with mental health whilst they were at school, whilst others specialised in mental health at the local council and in the NHS.

BBC Radio Sussex covered the broadcast and it was mentioned in the local newspaper: the journalist that wrote the piece was another former student! Although the broadcast’s aim was to raise awareness, the school managed to raise £1,600 for MIND UK and Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).