We all have both physical and mental health.
Mental health is about our feelings, our thinking, our emotions and our moods. We all have feelings that come and go every day. However, as with our physical health, each of us can have can problems with our mental health from time to time. These problems can stop us getting on with our lives and can change how well we feel, how we see the world, how we behave and how we get on with others. We are encouraging the idea of being kind to yourself and being kind to others and raising awareness that it can be difficult to know how a person might be feeling (they might feel upset but might not tell anyone or may not show it). Check out the activities on our grids – not just when your feelings are difficult but practise keeping mentally healthy when you are feeling good too. Most importantly, have fun!
If you are really concerned about mental health issues please contact school or your GP. If you are concerned about a child’s welfare you can call MASH (multi agency safeguarding hub) on 0300 500 80 80. If you require an urgent response outside of working hours (08:30-17:00), contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 456 4546. In an emergency call 999.
Online resources to support positive mental health
There are lots of useful sites for supporting emotional health and well being online. Some of the services below are for parents / carers and some for children. Lots of the sites have information for both so it is really important you check what is on the site before letting your children have access. The sites often support a range of ages so whilst some of the support is very useful, not all will be age appropriate.
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