Well Being and Mental Health

Your Mental Health and Well-Being is so important.

Your mental health is as important as your physical health.

It determines how you handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

You are going to have good and bad days. You are going to have lessons that you are thriving in and some that you will find a real struggle. You will have days when you just want to be alone, when friends may upset you or let you down.

It is common to feel a mix of emotion during your school years. You are developing, learning and discovering who you are so go easy on yourself, take good care of both your physical and mental well-being and remember to talk to somebody if you need to.

Where to go for support in school?

  • Mrs. Tarplee
  • Learning Managers
  • Your VMG tutor
  • Your Classroom Teachers

Young Minds are a fantastic charity whose mission is to improve the lives of young people all over the UK.
CLICK HERE and it will take you to the support pages of their website where you can find specific advice and guidance on issues you may be experiencing.

There are some common life events that may affect your Mental Wellbeing:

  • Loss or bereavement.
  • Loneliness.
  • Relationship problems.
  • Issues at school.
  • Worries about money.

Everyone deserves to feel good and there are steps you can take to maintain and improve your Mental Wellbeing:

  • Build positive relationships.
  • Take time for yourself.
  • Look after your mental health.
  • Look after your physical health.

What can you do in school to gain Mental Wellbeing?

  • Be open and talk about your feelings with your friends.
  • Associate yourself with positive people.
  • Join an enrichment club.
  • Speak to a member of staff.
  • Talk to your Learning Manager.
  • Tell the Inclusion Team.
  • Get involved with the Peer Mentors.
  • Get physically active (a Health body and mind are closely linked).