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Mental Health CVP

Sometimes our feelings can be really upsetting or scary, especially if you're not sure why you feel the way you do.

If you’re worried about anything you're feeling then opening up to someone can help. You may just need to talk it through – or you may find there is information and support out there that can help.

We're here to help you understand you're not alone and we are here to help you find the support you deserve.

You can talk to any member of staff in school. You can talk to your friends and you can talk to your family members. We are all there to help.

Mrs Merrison and Mrs Rawsthorne are the Mental Health Co-ordinator in school.

Feelings and Symptoms

There can be many different feelings and symptoms of mental health. Below list some common feelings and mental health symptoms.

  • Feeling less like you
  • Sadness or low moods that don't go away
  • Not being interested or wanting to do things
  • Feeling tired and exhausted most of the time.
  • Just because you feel you have some of these symptoms it doesn't not mean you have mental health issues however if you are worried, you should always talk to somebody.

Young Minds is a UK charity that helps young people with Mental Health. Visit the link below for more symptoms of Mental Health.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/

Just as your body can become unwell, your mind can feel unwell too. But you are not on your own. Many other children feel these feelings too. There are treatments, practises and support available to help you.

You can visit https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/conditions/ to find out more about mental health conditions, how to cope with your feelings and what support is available to you.

Looking After Ourselves

Take time to do the things you like - Your hobbies will make you smile. When you're feeling low, take the time to do the things that makes you smile.

Sleep - Make sure you are getting enough sleep, make a sleep routine and go to bed at the same time each night.

Eat Well - What you eat affects how you feel. Try to eat a balanced diet with plenty of water.

Keep Active - Exercise has been proven to make you feel good.

Talk - Talking to others who you trust, about how you are feeling can help.

Positive Mind Set - Make a list of all the things you like about yourself. If you find this hard start with your complements from your class mates.

Remember we use PATHS in school and you can use any of these techniques in school and at home.

Below are some games, stories and other links that can make you feel better.

  • Explore Cam’s Den to learn more about feelings – in this fun activity, rub a crayon to reveal a special message! www.camsden.co.uk
  • Try these audio stories from Cam’s Den, about feelings – www.camsden.co.uk
  • Have a look at CBeebies for an interactive game exploring Tamba’s different emotions at www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
  • ChildLine have a short video about worries, which can also be called ‘anxiety’, at www.childline.org.uk

Jessy from Little Mix has recently shared her story of depression. She discussed that there should be no embarrassment admitting mental health issues and that help is out there.