You may be aware of the recent publicity around a second season of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”. This series was released worldwide at 7pm last Friday, 18 May.
The Series explores issues many young people face, such as suicide and suicide bereavement, sexual violence, drug-use, bullying, domestic violence and peer pressure.
All 13 episodes were available to view at this time and it is possible that young people will have ‘binge watched’ them over the weekend.
If you have concerns regarding themes in the series, there is a resource hub available on the Mental Health Foundation’s website. It includes an episode guide developed by the Foundation and the Office of Film and Literature Classification. This episode guide covers off key themes in each episode and has links to resources to support safe conversations with young people about issues raised by the show. There are also details of where to go for help for vulnerable people who are affected after viewing these scenes.
If you have any concerns for your daughter’s wellbeing, our school has a comprehensive counselling service available. You are able to contact one of counsellors confidentially – a list is on our website under About Us/Learning Enhancement.