What are our Aims?
For students todevise strategies to boost their self-esteem and consider ‘how to be happy’
Why is self-esteem important for positive mental health?
Young people’s self- esteem is vital to maintain positive mental health. Watch the following video link and see if you can answer the question at the end.
Tips on how to feel great
The following advice is suggested ways of supporting a young person in raising their self-esteem.
Be sure when you are offering advice that you show them you have listened and that you empathise with what they are going through.
- Phrases like ‘it can get better’ or ‘hang in there, you’re not alone’ can help.
Emphasize that talking about issues and problems really help, as the young person may find that when they speak about their problems, they are not the only one in this situation. ‘A problem shared is a problem halved!’
Explain that they can speak to a friend, or to Childline or Samaritans, or even to someone in school, like their Form Tutor about their issues and they will try to help.
- Remind them that it is normal to feel down every now and then, but it is important to stay positive and to remind yourself of all the great things about yourself daily.
- Emphasize balance and although we know that social media can be great, it is important to take a break from it every now and then.
Emphasize balance and although we know that social media can be great, it is important to take a break from it every now and then
What do I do if I have any concerns?
If you are concerned about anything raised in this section, speak to your Head of House. Our School Nurses offer invaluable support to young people.
Other support can be found on the following websites