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  • Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

    Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. We all have mental health and there is no health without mental health.

    Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behaviour (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities. Mental illness is treatable. The vast majority of individuals with mental illness continue to function in their daily lives.

    At Yardleys School, we are committed to promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing to all students, their families and members of staff and governors. Our ‘working together for a better future’ ethos  allows students’ voices to be heard, and through the use of effective policies and procedures we ensure a safe and supportive environment for all affected - both directly and indirectly - by mental health issues.

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    Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online wellbeing service for children and young people. Young people using the site are able to access a range of support services including one-to-one counselling sessions, discussing issues with their peers through online discussion boards, reading and contributing to self-help content and recording their feelings via journals and goal trackers. The online nature of Kooth means that young people can access help in a way that is most suitable for them, at a time that is convenient for them, 365 days of the year.

  • Are you supporting a family member with a mental health issue?

    Living with someone with a mental health condition can be tough sometimes. But there are ways to cope and this site will hopefully give you some handy advice and tips. Click on the icon below to find a resource that may help.

    Childline | Sheffield Mental Health Guide