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Emotional health and wellbeing

Emotional health and well-being is important because it can impact on a child or young person’s day to day functioning at home and at school, their relationships with others, and can affect their physical health.

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We can all occasionally feel low but sometimes the feeling may get worse and impact on our day to day lives.

“Just as people’s bodies can become unwell, people’s minds can become unwell too. Mental health problems are more common than you might think - three children in every classroom has a mental health problem”  Young Minds 2012

Sometimes when a child or young person is worried or has a problem it can be difficult to know what to do.  They may find it hard to know why they feel sad, worried or confused, or to know where to turn to.

The links on this page offer support and advice however your GP or School Nurse  will be able to advise you about local services that are available and referrals to specialist services.

If you have serious concerns about your child’s emotional or mental health please speak to your GP.