Just as with physical health, we all have mental health that we need to take care of and be aware of. 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. For teenagers, the natural changes happening in your brain can have a huge effect on your mental health. Here are some things you can do to help keep you mentally healthy:
If you want to talk about your mental health, remember that there is nothing to be ashamed of and even the act of talking about how you are feeling can often help. There are many places you can go to in school to get help – you can talk to any adult you trust. Furthermore, Mr Sturt, Miss Banner and Ms Atwell are trained to listen to people who feel they need help with stress or anxiety, and can also provide further information that you might find useful.
If something is troubling you or you need advice, you should always feel that you can speak to one of your teachers. If you are finding this difficult, or you need help outside of school time, there are some avenues of support listed below.
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