As described by 'Mind'...
'Mental wellbeing describes your mental state - how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life.
Our mental wellbeing is dynamic. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.
If you have good mental wellbeing, you are able to:
feel relatively confident in yourself and have positive self-esteem
feel and express a range of emotions
build and maintain good relationships with others
feel engaged with the world around you
live and work productively
cope with the stresses of daily life
adapt and manage in times of change and uncertainty'
Here at South Hill, we are supporting our pupils to become more self aware about their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
PSHE lessons and assemblies focus on the themes of 5 ways of Wellbeing. These are: Give, Connect, Learn, Active and Notice.
Each term, a Wellbeing newsletter is published for parents and carers with up to date information such as workshops and specific curriculum weeks based on Mental Health.
The school has a Mental Health and Wellbeing lead, Miss Wren, who would be happy to help if you have any concerns or need further support.
Anxiety about returning to school - click on the link for a useful article about anxiety.
Telephone Support Line for Pupils aged 10+
Herts Mind Network have launched a new early intervention and prevention helpline for children and young people aged 10-17 in Herts. The helpline will provide a safe , non-judgemental space to talk to a Young People Advisor or Mentor who will provide emotional support, advice and information, signposting and discuss coping strategies. For opening hours and more information please visit the website: