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Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing

York High School has developed some really useful health and wellbeing advice and support under the umbrella, YHS Cares. This has been designed to help support with pupils’ health and wellbeing.

Pupils and parents can find help and advice across a range of topics and links directing to websites for further advice and support.

Please take a look.

Contact the pastoral team

Anyone with concerns can contact the Head’s of House and Pupil Welfare Office or Miss Masterman.

In 2020, one in six children (16%) aged five to 16 had a probable mental health disorder up from one in nine (11%) in 2017.

It is worrying and stressful for any parent to see their child having difficulty with their mental health, and when you search for information it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve compiled ‘Mental Health Difficulties in Children and Young People. A Toolkit for Parents’. It is designed to provide an overview of the key topics, signpost to further information from trusted sources, and share insights from parents and young people who have been through it.

This toolkit will help you to:

  • Understand good mental health and mental health difficulties in children and young people
  • Be aware of why and when difficulties can arise and what to look out for
  • Know how to help your child if they are struggling
  • Know when and how to get professional help
  • Understand that you need to look after yourself, too.

Download the Parents Toolkit here.

Place2Be have the following practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and behaviour here.

Links to publications from the Mental Health Foundation

How to look after your mental health

How to overcome fear and anxiety 

How to manage and reduce stress 

How to sleep better 

How to use mindfulness 

How to use exercise 


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