Hertfordshire Primary School Pastoral Leads Conference
FEELING GOOD WEEK – FEBRUARY 2019
Feeling Good Week is a Hertfordshire-wide event that encourages schools and the wider community to promote children and young people’s emotional wellbeing by raising awareness of mental health and showing where support can be accessed within the community.
From 11th – 17th February 2019, we want you to help make children and young people in Hertfordshire feel good by running your own special projects to boost their emotional and mental wellbeing.
We asked Hertfordshire males between the ages of 11-21 to enter our competition and create a short story board or film that will help us promote our Just Talk campaign to raise awareness of young people's mental health.
The two winning entries came from Alex Strazza, a 13-year-old student at Verulam School and Louis Webb, a Year 8 student at Richard Hale School.
Healthy Young Minds in Herts is backing the Mental Health Foundation’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #MHAW18, which runs from 14-20 May 2018.
The theme this year is stress and on social media, we’re highlighting how young people in Hertfordshire are thriving, thanks to support from the various emotional wellbeing services available.
More pregnant women and new mums experiencing mental health problems in Hertfordshire will be supported by NHS specialists, thanks to a funding boost announced on Tuesday 8 May.
Between 3% and 5% of women experience moderate to severe mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year of having a baby – this period is known as the perinatal period. In Hertfordshire, this equates to around 725 mums.