Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

Wellbeing & Mental Health Support

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.

Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.

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:

Other factors are also important, including:

Most children grow up mentally healthy, but surveys suggest that more children and young people have problems with their mental health today than 30 years ago. That’s probably because of changes in the way we live now and how that affects the experience of growing up.

 What Mental Health Problems Commonly Occur In Children?

These are some of the mental health problems that can affect children and young people.

The following links give some practical and simple advice on where young people can access support, either independently or with the support of an adult. Different approaches will work better for different people, depending on the issue and severity of the problem. 

The one thing they have in common is that nobody should have to face mental health issues on their own and their is no stigma or sense of weakness by asking for help

Apps To Support Child Mental Health

From meditation techniques to family-based games designed to help kids practise understanding their feelings. Whilst these apps can be useful, they are not a replacement for seeking professional medical advice if you have concerns about your child’s wellbeing.

Places To Get Advice - Parents

Places To Get Advice - Young People

Supporting Children With Special Needs

Mental health problems affect one in four of us yet people are still afraid to talk about it. For people with mental health problems not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness. So by getting people talking about mental health we can break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all.

 

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