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St Michael's C.E. Primary School

St Michael's C.E. Primary School

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Improving Mental Health

 

Everybody knows that it is important to keep our bodies healthy but what about our mental health? That’s every bit as important. It would be lovely to think that we could all sail through life without encountering mental health problems but it is unlikely.

These difficulties affect about 1 in 10 children and young people and at least one in four of the population will experience problems at some point in their lives. Over half of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) start by the age of 14.

Although mental health issues are relatively common, it is often the case that children and young people don’t get the help they need as quickly as they should.

 

 

As a result, mental health difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, depression, conduct disorders and eating disorders can stop some young people achieving what they want in life and making a full contribution to society.

Prince William, a champion of promoting good mental health describes a “generational shift” that has taken place in attitudes to mental health, allowing a better understanding of things

 that in the past went unacknowledged. Just this week, Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive of YoungMinds, said:

‘Schools are critical in helping prevent mental health problems escalating, in building wellbeing and resilience and helping young people learn the skills they need to cope in today’s world.’

At St Michael’s, we take our children’s mental health and wellbeing seriously: from PSHE in the classroom to Time to Talk during playtimes, we recognise the benefits of talking, reflecting and being supported through whatever difficulty life throws at our children.

A Few Facts:
Experiencing mental health concerns is not unusual. 
At least one in four of the population experience problems at some point in their lives. 
Over half of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) start by the age of 14 
Although mental health issues are relatively common, it is often the case that children and young people don’t get the help they need as quickly as they should. 
As a result, mental health difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, depression, conduct disorders and eating disorders can stop some young people achieving what they want in life and making a full contribution to society. 
(Dept of Health: Future in Mind, 2015)
 
 
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 These issues continue to be at the forefront of people's minds, as with our news story, here 

 

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