Mental health is something that we all have, just like our physical health. This can change at any time and go from being healthy to struggling or unwell. The Word Health Organisation defines mental health as “a state of wellbeing in which every individual achieves their potential, copes with the normal stresses of life, works productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing.”
It basically means how we think, feel or act can be affected which then can affect other parts of our lives such as school or relationships. In school there are many places you can go for support, your tutor, a favourite teacher, CPP, Head of House, the school nurse, LSU or the intervention room. It is important to share how you feel and staff in school will not judge you.
If you are having a bad day find things that will cheer you up or take your mind off of things. For example:
- Take a bath
- Talk to friends or family
- Watch your favourite programme
- Listen to music
If you continually feel down it is a good idea to talk to someone about this. We can all suffer with mental health through parts of our lives.