Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
No one experiences perfect mental health or well-being all of the time. We all have to learn how to balance the different aspects of our lives. When things in our life change, we have to re-establish the balance. However, ongoing mental health problems can take a real toll on your well-being.
Your mental health can affect many areas of your life;
Work, school, or home life
Relationships with others
Ability to think clearly or make decisions
Life satisfaction and more...
Mental health is just as important to our lives as our physical health.
Mental health is not the same thing as the absence of a mental illness. Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social well-being. It can influence:
How you feel about yourself, the world and your life
Your ability to solve problems and overcome challenges
Your ability to build relationships with others and contribute to your communities
Your ability to achieve your goals
Many people take care of their physical health before they feel sick. They may eat well, exercise and try to get enough sleep to help maintain wellness. You can take the same approach to mental health. Just as you may work to keep your body healthy, you can also work to keep your mind healthy.
So if you are feeling low, sad, lonely, overwhelmed, stressed, angry or just feeling numb, please talk to someone.
And just a reminder in case your mind is playing tricks on you today:
And your presence on this earth makes a difference whether you see it or not.
Remember you can call school anytime and ask to talk to someone confidentially. We are here to help and want everyone to feel well and happy in all that they do.
Key Contacts in School
Head teacher: Mrs E Moncado
SENCo and Mental Health First Aider: Mrs E Bolton
Deputy Head teacher: Miss C Raftery
Assistant Head teacher: Mrs A Ardill
Family Support Worker: Mrs J Brady
Lead Governor: Mrs L Eaton
Here are some useful websites and numbers to help improve your mental health and emotional well-being.
If you just need to talk, any time of day or night:
Free listening services
These services offer confidential advice from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult:
Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text "YM" if you're under 19
If you're under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.
Young Minds - 0800 108 2138
The National Domestic Abuse helpline - 0808 2000 247
ChildLine - 0800 1111
Anxiety UK - 03444 775 774
Mind - 0300 123 339
Bereavement support - The Winston’s Wish Helpline is continuing to operate during this period and can offer guidance, support and information, call 08088 020 021. (To protect staff, the Helpline is currently operating a remote service, please leave a message on the answering machine and one of their experienced practitioners will call you back.