Your mental health is just as important as keeping good physical health. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.
If you have positive mental health, you can:
· make the most of your potential
· cope with the stress of life
· work more productively
Ways to maintain positive mental health include:
· Connecting with others
· Getting physically active
· Helping others
· Getting enough sleep
· Developing coping skills and getting help if you need it
Being aware of the factors that can affect your mental health can make it easier to understand when you are struggling. Knowing where you can get support to stay safe and positive is important.
The links and downloads below has lots of useful places you can visit online to see what help is out there, but remember, you can always speak to your teachers too if you feel like you need some support.