Two mothers whose 16 year old son and daughter from the same school committed suicide have set up a charity to help make sure their tragedy doesn’t happen to anyone else.

Rose White, mother of Harry and Sarah Finke, mother of Rachel have set up Safaplace at Stoke Newington School using more than £15,000 donated in their children’s memory. The aim is to help teenagers with mental health issues and to this end the money has so far been used to pay mental health experts to give talks to pupils and to train teachers to spot signs of distress.

Both mothers believe much teenage mental illness occurs because of “exam pressure, social media and fear about the future”.

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