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Understanding Mental Health: Education at Bethlem Archives and Museum

We welcome visits from both primary and secondary schools and whenever possible take the opportunity to talk to teachers about what we can offer and what they feel would be most helpful. That's why our Education officer was at Kingston University yesterday to speak to students on initial teacher training courses. Museums, archives and galleries can be important resources for learning outside the classroom and we want to make our collection as accessible as possible.

Mental wellbeing is important to everyone but it can be a difficult subject to raise in the classroom. Yesterday's session highlighted resources from the museum and archives which had been successfully used with primary aged pupils, encouraging them to discuss emotional wellbeing, identify potential stressful situations and develop coping strategies.

For more information on Education at the Archives and Museum, including booking a visit our learning page.