Mental Health and Wellbeing

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is about the way you think and feel and your ability to deal with ups and downs.

Being mentally healthy doesn't just mean that you don't have a mental health problem, but if your mental health is good it means you can cope with things better as well as: 

  • Making the most of your potential
  • Coping with life
  • Playing a full part in your family, workplace, community, and among friends
  • Some people call mental health 'emotional health' or 'wellbeing'

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Everyone has Mental Health!

Mental health is everyone's business.

We all have times when we feel down, stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass, but sometimes they develop into a more serious problem, and this could happen to any one of us.

Everyone is different. You may bounce back from a setback, while someone else may feel weighed down by it for a long time.

Your mental health doesn't always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages in your life.

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Where Can I Find Help?

There are lots of places you can find help and support at Ellesmere College and below gives you some ideas on who to ask! The most important thing is that you DO talk to someone about it - no matter how big or small!

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If you would like to talk with someone in confidence, please email:

Mr. Murphy: alex.murphy@ellesmere.com

Sisters: sisters@ellesmere.com

Or chat to one of our Student Counsellors from the MHESS Team - MHESS at Ellesmere College

Or explore our 'Information and Guidance' for some Top Tips on how to stay mentally healthy!

Information and Guidance

Or explore our 'Further Help & Support' page for contact details of a range of mental health charities and organisations:

Further Help & Support