Mental Health Awareness Week - Mill Hill Schools

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health at Mill Hill can’t be summed up in one word as there are so many branches and facets to it, but one very active body for promoting mental well-being is Mill Hill Minds. In recent years this pupil led group has placed a major focus on how to de-stigmatise the conversation around mental health and alert pupils to the importance of mental wellbeing.

The School is well aware of the importance of mental wellbeing and does all it can to promote it; from general mental well-being to dealing with anxiety and exam stress, we’ve had speeches, chats and everything in between. Something we’re very proud of is our new Wellbeing Room that is currently being furnished. It is a space where students can come to calm down and gather their thoughts.

The School is extremely supportive of Mill Hill Minds and has allowed us to build a platform from which we can speak out and make a difference. A pupil at the School put it perfectly – “The School is always there to support you, even in times where you don’t realise you need support. Whether it is with your Tutor, Housemaster/Housemistress or even the School Counsellor, if you need help, it is always there”.

This week as part of Mental Health Awareness Week the School has also been encouraging pupils to take up ten healthy habits which can contribute towards good mental health, these are:

  • Schedule ‘me’ time
  • Eat Healthily
  • Practice relaxation/mindfulness
  • Get enough sleep
  • Engage in regular physical activity
  • Reward yourself
  • Set goals
  • Choose a positive attitude
  • Remember your strengths
  • Talk about what’s worrying you

Renua Ikiebe
Upper Sixth (Ridgeway)