Information for students and families:
Just like physical health, we all have mental health. And just like physical health our mental health can be good, bad, or anywhere in between. Mental health and well-being is sometimes also called emotional health or wellbeing and it is basically how we think, feel and behave. We can look after our mental health in the same way we can look after ourselves physically. There is a section on this page on how to keep our mental health in good shape.
Sometimes there can be problems with our mental health – we may suffer with more bad days than good days. It can be a normal reaction to challenging times or it can reach a point where it is having a long term impact on how we are living. NHS England say that 1 in 4 adults experience mental illness and 1 in 10 children. The most common mental health problems are anxiety and depression and there are links on this page to information and support for these.
There’s also a section for urgent help, if you can’t cope and you can’t wait to meet with someone.
Mrs Caroline Bourne