Promoting the good mental health of everyone in our community is so important.
The NHS defines mental health as:
a reservoir of resilience to help us get through the day. The reservoir can go up or down.
This includes nice feelings such as happiness, love and gratitude, as well as difficult feelings such as anxiety, sadness and anger.
Young people can feel anxious about different things at different ages.They may worry about anything in their world at any point in time. For example, overhearing arguing at home or falling out with friends.
Young people will experience anxiety and this is a normal part of growing up. However, anxiety can become a problem when it impacts on a child or young person’s day-to-day life.
What can parents and carers do to support better mental health?
The NHS website is a great place to start
This anxious_child for parents and carers is very useful
For further information, see the following CAMHS alternative services websites
What can the school do?
Mental health support at DGS presentation, including SQA support at exam times