STUDENTS at Malvern's Dyson Perrins CE Academy had the chance to share their experiences of mental health issues with shadow cabinet member Luciana Berger.

The MP, who is shadow minister for mental health, spent some time speaking with students who have experienced such issues, who told her about the support they received both in and out of school, and the challenges and pressures which they continue to face.

Assistant head Adam Hawkesford-Johnson said: “The mental health of our students is something we take very seriously at Dyson Perrins and we were very fortunate to be able to discuss this with Luciana, who is working hard to raise awareness of this at governmental level.

"Schools are dealing more and more with quite complex emotional wellbeing issues and it is right that we shouldn’t work in isolation on this.

“We will keep in touch with Luciana and her team in order to maintain awareness of this important issue. Supporting the emotional wellbeing of young people is crucial on their journey to fulfilling their best academic potential."