The first month of school is almost over, which means that most of Mulgrave’s clubs have begun to take action and have already started planning for the upcoming year!
One of Mulgrave’s most active and fairly prominent clubs is Heads Up, which focuses on mental health and wellness within the Mulgrave community and society at large. The students who established this group were inspired by presentations at the Talk at the Top and Balancing our Minds conferences. However, the club came primarily out of a 2015 Spirit Week initiative with the theme “Erase the Stigma” around mental illness. Event days featured various activities such as yoga, playing sports, mindfulness, etc., all of which can help an individual to maintain a healthy and balanced state of mind.
Today, Heads Up’s purpose is to work towards a safe, inclusive, and non-judgmental environment in the Mulgrave and greater community surrounding mental and emotional health and wellness. This includes efforts to erase the stigma around mental health and to identify barriers to mental health at Mulgrave.
Heads Up has also been lovingly nicknamed MELT: Mulgrave Emergency Love Team!