Mental Health and Wellbeing
Although it is normal and natural to feel worried about things, sometimes this can feel too much, and you might need a bit of extra help. You can talk to any adult at school, and they will be able to point you in the right direction. If possible, try to avoid lesson time as staff have classes to teach, and you do not want to miss any learning.
If you feel you are concerned about anything this is what you should do:
Report it — tell someone, this could be a parent/carer, teacher, peer mentor, or report via the Sharp System.
What is Wellbeing?
Wellbeing is important, when we have good wellbeing, we feel good, and we function well. If you have good wellbeing you will find that you have positive relationships and some control over your life. If you have feelings of happiness, contentment, curiosity and engagement you will feel like you have a sense of purpose.
The best way to improve wellbeing is through understanding that:
"Wellbeing is important for me"
"There are things I can do to improve my wellbeing"
Although other people can support us to be happy and healthy, we have the best chance of being able to stay happy throughout our time in school if we learn how to take responsibility for our own wellbeing.
At Moorside High School, we recognise that factors in and out of school can cause a significant impact on our wellbeing, and emotional health. We recognise that all students should have access to support to help them overcome obstacles, trauma and build resilience.
Below are some useful links to improve wellbeing, resilience and decrease stress:
Moodscope: If you are struggling with low mood, depression, or mood disorders, Moodscope offers an online personal mood management tool that effectively measures and tracks your moods.
Steps for Stress: This website covers practical ways for you to start dealing with stress.
Get self-help: This website offers CBT self-help information and resources including therapy worksheets, useful for home.
Be Mindful: The Mental Health Foundation wants to make mindfulness available to everyone. This website is useful for parents who want more information about mindfulness, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
Kooth: Your online mental wellbeing community. Free, safe, and anonymous support