What is Mental Health?
Mental health - like physical health - is something we all have. Like physical health, it can range from good to poor, and can also change over time. With good mental health, children can feel confident and be more open to trying and learning new things. Mental health doesn't mean being happy all the time.
Did you know...
16 million people in the UK experience a mental illness
One in four adults will experience a mental illness at some point each year in the UK.
Three in four mental illnesses start in childhood
75% of mental illnesses start before a child reaches their 18th birthday, while 50% of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) take root before the age of 15.
10% of school children have a diagnosable mental illness
In an average class of 30 young people, three will have a mental health problem. Figures show 10% of children aged 5-16 have been diagnosed with a mental health problem.
75% of young people with a mental health problem are not receiving treatment
There has been a rise in the time children are having to wait to receive treatment for complex mental health conditions, and children with depression and anxiety are often not being identified or given help.
Time to Talk, Time to Change
This year, Sebright is learning about mental health and how important it is to not only look after our physical health but our mental health too.
On 15th March 2019 we celebrated World Mental Health Day and discussed how it is important to talk about our feelings and what to do if they become overwhelming.
Breathe Work and Mindfulness
At Sebright, we have been learning the benefits of meditation. This term Year 4 are taking part in a 6-week breathing workshop.
The Sebright Children's Centre regularly runs workshops to improve health and wellbeing for both parents and children.