Good mental health is vital for the overall wellbeing of you and your children. The World Health Organisation provides this definition of what good mental health is:
"Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community." (WHO, 2014)
Signs of poor Mental Mealth
It is not uncommon for the signs and symptoms of poor mental health to be misunderstood or ignored. Some people may not want to talk about how they are feeling and often feel a sense of shame. However, should you suffer with a physical illness you are likely to seek support in order to feel better, this needs to be the approach to maintaining good mental health. Below are some signs and symptoms that may indicate that your child is in need of support for their mental wellbeing.
Your child is obsessed with his or her weight, shape, or appearance.
Your child is eating significantly more or less than usual.
Should you have any concerns regarding your child's or your own mental health please contact the school. Our Community Well-being Coordinator Luke Blackham is a qualified counsellor and will be happy to support you and your family, to arrange an appointment call 0121 5579242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org