‘Mood Matters’ at St. Mary’s.
Year 14 students were invited to attend a workshop, facilitated by Aware NI, on Mental Health Awareness. The workshop, entitled ‘Mood Matters’, aimed to give young people knowledge and skills which they can use to maintain good mental health and build resilience in order to better deal with problems and challenges.
Participants used practical examples to learn that, by challenging and changing unhelpful thinking and behaviours, they can make a positive difference to their lives. The programme content included:
- What is mental health?
- Things that affect mental health.
- Mental health problems and mental illness.
- Signs and symptoms of stress and depression.
- Sources of help.
- Looking after our mental health and things that help including challenging and changing unhelpful thinking and behaviours.