Mental health is a hugely important consideration for young adults in today’s society.
We are seeing an ‘epidemic’ rise in the number of teenagers being diagnosed with poor mental health. In order to address this, we want to provide students and parents/carers with as much information as possible, practical strategies and knowledge of where to go for additional support.
This downloadable pdf document looks at how to deal with stress and how to manage positive mental health. The tips on this page are of particular help when facing examinations but are equally applicable to daily life.
What is stress?
What are the physical and emotional signs of stress?
How to reduce stress
Practical tips to reduce stress
Fear of missing out (FOMO)
Personal strategies for success
Where to get support and help
If you need any help or support, please talk to a member of staff.
Useful resources for families to use during the period of closure
Mind Young Peoples Service – Any young person in the York area aged between 11-21 who is struggling with their mental health can text 07483167931 to arrange to speak to Mind around their mental health. They will get a text back within 48 hours to either arrange a phone call or a text conversation with Mind depending on their preference.
There are also Creative Writing, Wellbeing Toolkit, and Mindfulness groups available on Zoom for 11-15 year olds and 16-21 year olds. These groups will start from mid June and referrals are now open.
Spaces are also available for one-to-one mentoring for young people aged 11-18.