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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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    Impact Pathways is a ‘map’ of provision designed to help public and professionals who live and work in the West Midlands access support they might need. It contains help and advice on topics ranging from mental health to support around claiming benefits and everything in between. The text on the website can be converted into over 120 different languages which means it is accessible to all looking for help.


    • 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