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Our alive theme is I Am Interdependent, and this week is Mental Health Awareness week. All of us have experienced times when we’ve felt low. Sometimes it’s as a result of something that’s happened. Other times there’s no clear reason why. Whatever the case may be, none of us has to deal with it alone. Here are three simple tips that may help you if you’re worried about your mental health.


Tell God how you feel:
In the bible we’re told that Jesus understands our weaknesses, that he wept multiple times, and was a man of sorrows who was familiar with grief. This means that we can talk to him about how we feel, knowing that he totally gets it and is able to comfort us.


Open up to people you can trust:
This is not an easy thing to do at all, but being vulnerable with others is one of the bravest things you can do. Find a family member, member of staff or friend that you feel comfortable talking to about what’s troubling or upsetting you. None of us should battle alone. The bible says that two is better than one, because if one person falls down, the other person can pick them up. Let those around you pick you up when you’re down.


Reach out for help:
If you’re really struggling, there are places you can reach out to for help. The Samaritans have a free number you can call at any time to speak with someone anonymously about what you’re feeling and going through. They’re number is 116 123. Kooth is an online wellbeing community that offers emotional and mental health support for young people aged between 11 – 24, and is available up to 10pm every day - www.kooth.com.


Here’s an encouraging song that was made by David, our Learning Support Assistant, who many of you would have seen around the school:

 

Dear Father,

Thank you that none of us has to struggle alone. Not only do we have you to support us, but we have one another. Help us to always tell you how we feel, and to reach out to others for help when we need it. Amen

 

 

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