Mental Health and Well Being
Mental wellbeing is about how we feel right now, and how well we can cope with daily life. Our wellbeing can change from moment to moment, day to day, or month to month.
Sometimes it changes because of things that happen to us and sometimes it changes for no reason at all. It can affect the way we feel about ourselves and others, and about the things we face in our lives.
Well-being is important?
Having good wellbeing can help us to:
- feel and express a range of emotions
- have confidence and positive self-esteem
- have good relationships with others
- enjoy the world around you
- cope with stress and adapt when things change.
Good wellbeing doesn't mean we’ll always be happy. It's normal to feel sad, angry, or low sometimes. But if we have poor wellbeing for a long time we might start to find things more difficult to cope with.
At CHA we have a specialist team of staff who are trained as Mental Health First Aiders. Their role is to support our students and provide a safe space to talk about how they are feeling. Students can approach these key staff should they need support, or they may be referred by the pastoral team. Parent can also request this support. This is aimed at low level need and doesn’t substitute our counselling service.
Young Minds - https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/
Mental Health Awareness Week: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/explore-mental-health/a-z-topics
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Mental Health Awareness Week, Anxiety: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/public-engagement/mental-health-awareness-week/anxiety-report
Anxiety UK: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/
Depression and low mood
Young Minds 5 self-care tips for depression: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/blog/five-self-care-tips-for-depression/
Bucks CAMHS: https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/
Drugs and Alcohol
Talk to Frank: https://www.talktofrank.com/
Childline, Sexual Identity: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/sexual-identity/
National Self-Harm Network: https://www.nshn.co.uk/
Sex and Relationships