Looking after your Mental Health

Today pupils in Secondary took part in a workshop lead by Ms Denise Brown from Young Minds. These workshops were organised to talk to the pupils about the importance of mental health and wellbeing.

The workshops started with a wellbeing check; how are we feeling today? Everyone shared how they were feeling and thought about how they could improve their mental health wellbeing by the end of the day.

Pupils worked in pairs to match feelings and emotions to specific scenarios to see if they could identify how they would feel. The pupils were very attuned with how they feel. They discussed how they could look after our physical health-giving examples such as eating healthily, exercising and the importance of sleeping well.

The pupils were then asked about their mental health and what they could do to look after it.

They worked together to ‘brainstorm’ words related to mental health. Words included anxiety, sleeplessness, trauma, happy, stress and puberty. Pupils were encouraged to feedback and select words that relate directly to poor mental health and those that affect mental health either positively or negatively.

Ms Brown shared with us that what we think, what we feel and the way we act can all impact our mental health.

All the pupils found the workshop really interesting, one pupil said: “I know what I need to do to keep healthy physically but I have never thought too much about what I need to do to keep my mental health and wellbeing good”.