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Childline Gibraltar launches competition to raise awareness of mental health

  • MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Childline Gibraltar has launched a competition to help raise awareness about mental health issues and emotional difficulties affecting young people.

Schoolchildren in years 6 to 11 are being invited to submit either a poem, a photograph, a story or a picture about any mental health topic or mental wellbeing to Childline by 20 January 2017. The idea is to exhibit the winning entries at a presentation ceremony on 8 February 2017 during Children’s Mental Health Week, and eventually collate them into a publication.

The locally-based charity has seen an increase in issues such as self-harm, anxiety, depression and eating disorders, and over a third of all calls it received last year concerned a mental health topic.

For further information, phone (00350) 200 43503.