South Lake: Lakeland SHS enjoys mentally healthy day

Lakeland SHS students enjoying a game of wheelchair basketball.
Lakeland SHS students enjoying a game of wheelchair basketball.

STUDENTS enjoyed a range of activities including yoga, mindfulness and sport as part of Lakeland Senior High School’s Mentally Healthy Day on Tuesday.

Back for the third year, Lakeland SHS Health and Physical Education head Alastair Reid said the 2018 event was the biggest yet, with students able to learn tips and tricks that promoted good mental health including physical exercise, good diet and being social.

“This year the students rotated through different activities such as yoga, art, mindfulness activities, wheelchair basketball, bubble soccer and a range of organisations presenting to the students,” he said.

“There was an expo where community organisations promote their services and products and this year we added a festival, where we had a range of activities, food trucks, and music.

“Feedback from previous years suggests that the students really enjoy the day and take good ideas away to improve their mental health.

“Mental illness is a growing issue within the community throughout Western Australia and Mentally Healthy Day was introduced to provide students with ways to be proactive and maintain a positive mental health.”

Bubble Soccer players.
Student-created artwork.
Organisations such as headspace Fremantle participated in a services expo.
Students practicing mindfulness.
Students learning some yoga moves.
Dancers pull a move.
Students create some interesting drinks during a quiz.
Not quite enjoying their creations.