Mental Health and Well Being

Without good mental health, our ability to learn and take in new information can be significantly affected. Everyone has ‘mental health’ and this can be thought of in terms of:

  • How we feel about ourselves and the people around us &our ability to make and keep friends and relationships
  • Our ability to learn from others and to develop psychologically and emotionally.

Being mentally healthy is also about having the strength to overcome the difficulties and challenges we can all face at times in our lives, to have confidence and self-esteem, and to be able to take decisions and believe in ourselves.

It is quite normal to sometimes feel worried, anxious or upset when things don’t go as you hope – everyone faces pressure in their lives at certain times and these can include;

  • Exams
  • Work and getting a job
  • Growing up and becoming more independent from your family
  • Making up (and breaking up) with friends
  • Grief – dealing with the death of someone you know

There is plenty of help and support to guide you if you need help with your emotional wellbeing.

  • Rethink offer advice and support on mental health for young people.
  • Young Minds The voice for young peoples health and wellbeing
  • Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Lincolnshire provide mental health support for children and young people in Lincolnshire.
  • Time to change A programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.
  • MIND can help with choices about stress treatment and reach out to sources of support.
  • Talk Out Loud is a website set up by young people that provides mental health support.
  • steps2change offers free counselling services for young people aged 13-25.
  • Young Minds is a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people.
    Papyrus provides confidential help and advice to young people to prevent suicide