Your mental health affects how you feel, act and think. It centres around your emotional, social and psychological wellbeing. Your mental health can change on a daily basis and over time. It can also be affected by a range of factors.
We all know how important it is to look after your physical health, but it is just as important to do the same for your mental health. Your state of wellbeing affects how you cope with stress, relate to other people, make choices, and play a part in your family, among your friends and in your community.
During times of stress and uncertainty it is vital to check in with our state of wellbeing on a daily basis and know that each individual's mental health can be affected in different ways. Feeling down, anxious, stressed and finding things difficult are just a few of the mental health challenges some of us might be facing at the minute. However you are feeling right now is valid and with the right help and support, we can all get through this.
With this in mind, we have set up a new area of our website focussed on mental health and wellbeing. In doing so, we hope to provide our families and wider school community with activities and resources which will provide support both during our current challenging climate, and in the future.
Mrs Walker is the teacher responsible for mental health and wellbeing in school. She regularly liaises with outside agencies such as our School Counsellor, Inspire, Family Support NI, Parentline and uHub Counselling Service & Therapy Centre in order to access support for children, parents and staff.