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Mental Health Awareness

 What is Mental Health?
 

Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which every individual achieves their potential, copes with the normal stresses of life, works productively and fruitfully, and can make a contribution to their community. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel and act.

 

Good mental health and wellbeing is just as important as good physical health. Like physical health, mental health can range across a spectrum from healthy to unwell; it can fluctuate daily and change over time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Mental Health Week

2021 – 2022

 

This Year at Bishop Lonsdale we took part in Children’s mental health week that was all about growing together.  The children thought about how they support each other emotionally as they grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What helps?

 

Things that can help keep children mentally well include:

 

  • eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise
  • having time to play and enjoy themselves
  • going to a school that looks after the wellbeing of all its pupils
  • feeling loved, trusted, understood, valued and safe
  • being hopeful and optimistic
  •  accepting who they are and recognising what they are good at
  • having a sense of belonging in their family, school and community
  • having the strength to cope when something is wrong (resilience) and the ability to solve problems.
  • being able to learn and having opportunities to succeed

Where can I get help?

 

 

ChildLine
 
Call Childline on 0800 1111 or visit childline.org.uk/kids
 
Text SHOUT to 85258
 
For free, confidential support, 24/7

Action for Children

 

Changing Lives Service

 

Please click on the link or PDF below to find out more about the service

https://derbyandderbyshireemotionalhealthandwellbeing.uk/professionals/changing-lives-service/what-is-changing-lives

 

Young Minds:

 

If you are worried about a child or young person's behaviour or mental health, then you can get help here.

Click on the link below.

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/