Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyVery impressive presentation, great work Tia! https://t.co/WzbuXXXQsK3 days ago
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Stress and mental health

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.

It covers:

  • What is stress?
  • What are the physical and emotional signs of stress?
  • How to reduce stress
  • Positive self-talk
  • Stress indicators
  • Practical tips to reduce stress
  • Coping strategies
  • Social media
  • Fear of missing out (FOMO)
  • Face-to-face interaction
  • Bullying
  • 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

General Information of Support Through COVID-19

Wellbeing Journal

Wellbeing Pack

Information from the NSPCC

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.

Referrals can be made here https://www.yorkmind.org.uk/how-we-help/refer/ or via the phone number above. More information about all of the above is available by clicking the Mind Website link below.

MIND Website

York Mind – Young Peoples Service – Covid 19 Response.  Link includes:  Telephone drop-in, online mentoring and a range of online groups  

York Mind  – Adult Services – Covid 19 Response.  Link includes:  121 coaching sessions, 121 telephone support and a range of online group activities.     

CAMHS Resources – created for young people, carers and professionals

Information from the Government

Information from KOOTH – Online support for young people

Managing Uncertanty – Information from the School Wellbeing Service

The benefits of kindness on our mental health

For more ideas on Coronavirus specific random acts of kindness 

Eduational Psychologist Helpline – a telephone drop in for Parents/Carers

Information from The School Wellbeing Service in York regarding Covid-19