What you can do

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If you think you or someone you know could be experiencing a problem with their mental health, then it is important to talk about it and to get help.

Speak to a health professional - talk to your school nurse or family GP. The more people who know how you’re feeling the more support you’ll receive. Your school nurse/GP will explore your feelings and if needed refer you to a specialist team like the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAHMS) that can offer you help and advice and your GP can discuss different treatment options.

Simple positive day to day activities can also help you to feel better. Getting proper rest, eating healthily and regularly, and getting some exercise - even just a short walk - are all things that you can do to help protect your emotional health. Staying in contact with friends and family can help you to feel less isolated and talking things over with a trusted person are also very important. Be kind to yourself and ask for help if you need it and accept as much support as is available. Check out the Health Matters mental wellbeing pack develop by CLCH NHS Trust -

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