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.
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?
Action for Children
Changing Lives Service
Please click on the link or PDF below to find out more about the service
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.