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Mental health

Mental health

 

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.​

Mentalhealth.gov

Types of mental health

 

 

These are on a continuum, from lower level experiences to diagnosed, clinical disorders. ​

  • Anxiety​

  • Depression​

  • Schizophrenia ​

  • Psychosis​

  • Bipolar ​

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)​

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)​

  • Borderline personality disorder​

  • Eating disorders​

Children's mental health

 

What is mental health?

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.

The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

 

Things that can help keep children and young people mentally well include:

  • being in good physical health, eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise
  • having time and the freedom to play, indoors and outdoors
  • being part of a family that gets along well most of the time
  • going to a school that looks after the wellbeing of all its pupils
  • taking part in local activities for young people.
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Other factors are also important, including:

  • feeling loved, trusted, understood, valued and safe
  • being interested in life and having opportunities to enjoy themselves
  • being hopeful and optimistic
  • being able to learn and having opportunities to succeed
  • accepting who they are and recognising what they are good at
  • having a sense of belonging in their family, school and community
Organisations that can help

 

Pandemic vs mental health

We have all had to adapt to the pandemic and change our every day routines. We have all been affected by the pandemic and learn to live with the changes we face.

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REACH2 Academy Trust

Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in country. www.reach2.org

Registered Address: Henhurst Ridge Primary Academy Henhurst Ridge Burton-Upon-Trent DE13 9TQ Tel: 01283 246433 Email: info@reach2.org

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