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Feeling Good Week 2017
In addition to the continuous work that we do throughout the year on emotional wellbeing, during 20th – 24th February 2017, we will be celebrating Feeling Good Week. During the week the children will be learning about emotional wellbeing, raise awareness of mental ill health and where to access support. This will all be done through a variety of fun activities aimed at making us all ‘Feel Good!’ This year we will be raising money to support the work of the mental health charity Young Minds. Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. It also offers support for Parents and Carers too. The actress Claire Skinner has become their latest ambassador and friend of St Thomas More School.
Here she writes her personal message for us:
“Young Minds is a brilliant charity that is committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Young people can go to the website and find easily accessible information about whatever might be bothering them. Whether it's feeling depressed, anxious, bullying, self-harm, questions about how to find help-it’s all there. Importantly Young Minds also has a parents helpline. Parents who are worried about their children can call and get advice and support and be pointed in the right direction for specific help. There is also a call back service where parents have telephone access to a mental health care professional. Having been in this situation myself I know how isolating and lonely it can be when you are desperately worried about your child and don't know where to turn. But once you ask for help and talk to other parents you realise you are not alone. This charity makes a huge difference to young people's lives. Have a look at the website.”
Please take a look by clicking the link: http://www.youngminds.org.uk