Last week was our Health week. In our first assembly of the term we talked about our mental health.
Sometimes we can’t always explain how we are feeling. That’s usually the time someone we know asks us if we’re ok. Sometimes we feel low, anxious or unhappy and we can’t think why. Feeling like this is ok. But sometimes we feel like this for so long that we don’t want to do anything at all.
There are things that you can do to help:
Eat well, Feel well – We have all been told about healthy eating, and usually it’s to keep our bodies fit and healthy. However, a good diet helps our mental health too.
Get out there! -Exercise is very important for your mental health. Moderate exercise is recommended for up to 30 minutes a day. Have a go!
Help other people – There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you are appreciated by other people. Helping them is a great way to do something useful but also feel good about yourself.
Think good things about yourself
Take time out – Things get really hectic at school these days and we can be just as busy at clubs and groups we go to after school. When do we make time for ourselves?
Spend time with friends – Our friends are called friends for a reason! Arrange to see a friend so that you have something to look forward to – maybe a trip to the cinema or shops.If you have been spending a lot of time on your own recently, actively go and find a friend to spend time with.
Confide in someone you trust. Tell them how you’re feeling. You never know, they have probably felt like that too, and might have some good advice.
Ask for help- There are lots of people that can help you.