Emotional Health and Wellbeing
Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. This is very important to us at St Matthew's.
Mental Health Facts:
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.
Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people.
Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.
Most children grow up mentally healthy, but surveys suggest that more children and young people have problems with their mental health today than 30 years ago. That’s probably because of changes in the way we live now and how that affects the experience of growing up.
For these reasons, we at St Matthew's recognise the importance of the emotional health and wellbeing of all. These pages are full of what we are doing as a school and other links or agencies which can be contacted.