Mental Health Girls

Trailblazing Highgate schoolgirls to join Emma Thompson and academics at Highgate School mental health conference

Two schoolgirls campaigning to get mental illness onto the ­national curriculum will speak alongside eminent academics and Hollywood actress Emma Thompson at a trailblazing mental health conference.

Friends Amber Van Dam and Sophia Parvizi-Wayne, both 17-year-old pupils at Highgate School, in North Road, Highgate Village, are on a crusade to tackle the growing number of teenagers who suffer eating disorders after experiencing first-hand how mental health issues can affect young people’s lives.

Together they will speak to hundreds of parents about the ways in which adults can lend support to a young person struggling with mental health at school’s inaugural mental health conference on Saturday. (Click here for full story)

Reporter: Imogen Blake Ham & High