The wellbeing of all our children is central to their development, it enables them to thrive, flourish and to ‘Be the best that they can be’.
What is good mental health?
Looking after our mental wellbeing is not something we should just do if we are struggling, or feeling low, anxious or stressed. It's actually something we should do all the time and really invest in it, just like with our physical health. Staying on top of our mental wellbeing is good for us now but also helps us manage difficult times in the future. Over time, it can also reduce our risk of physical health problems. There are lots of things we can do to look after our mental health and wellbeing every day – make a start with the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.
At Athelstan, we place emphasis on prevention and early intervention to support a young person’s mental health and wellbeing. This includes the use of self-help materials. Some common wellbeing and mental health issues are explored below through self-help guides. Clicking on the tiles will direct you to information and simple self-help strategies which can be trialled to improve mental wellbeing. Each sheet includes a range of ideas so that suitable ones can be chosen.
These self-help materials have been created in conjunction with the NHS Wellbeing in Mind Team.