Mental Health issues affect many of us.

Below you can find plenty of links and documents that explain the benefits of practising wellbeing and looking after your mental health.

School Links

For more information on your child's wellbeing, use the PDF below:

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Top Tips From The NHS

Pupil Mental Health

2018: There has been a sharp rise in mentally ill children aged under 11
"20% of adolescents may experience a mental health problem in any given year.
These numbers increase with 'special needs' due to social exclusion / avoidance.
50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age."
BBC News

Wellbeing is integral to our philosophy here at Forest House. Mental health can have a profound effect on everyone, including our students.

Staff Mental Health

In a 2017 Education Support Partnership survey of school staff undertaken by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, they found 75% UK education professionals experience behavioural, physical or psychological symptoms as a result of mental health issues relating to work. 32% of teachers felt stressed most or all of the time, increasing to 38% of senior school leaders. In comparison, this compares to 18% of the working population.

Forest House Education Centre is seeking to reduce teacher workload and support staff wellbeing, though this is extremely challenging when finances are insufficient.

All ideas for supporting the mental health of our extremely valuable teaching and support staff are welcomed - please contact us through this site or directly on site.

Benefits of Exercise

The psychological benefits of exercise are just as important as the physical ones. Movement develops brain cells and stimulates the production of endorphins, body chemicals that help create feelings of happiness and calmness as well as ease stress and pain. A good workout can leave students feeling better about life and about themselves. Sports can also afford the opportunity for some pupils to excel and experience success which they may find difficult in academic subjects.