Mental health concerns amongst young people have risen in recent years. Whilst we don’t know the exact cause for this, we know we can do something about it. We all have mental health. This can change on a daily basis and impact what we do and don’t do.
Life’s natural struggle will always play a big part in out mental health. This happens more so in the formative years of childhood than at any other point.
Put simply, mental health becomes a concern when we are unable to have the resilience to deal with the natural barriers that life might put in our way.
We know that the rates of mental health problems increase as children get older. Almost two in 10 students aged 11 to 16 has an identifiable mental health condition.
If you feel that your child is struggling with any aspect of their mental health, your first port of call is to have a conversation with a your child’s Learning Leader or a member of the safeguarding team. They will try and help you to respond to the needs of your child.