Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Emotional health, or mental wellbeing, is about how you're feeling and how well you can cope with your day to day life. 

Many people with good emotional and mental health are able to:

  • be confident in themselves
  • engage and interact with the world around them 
  • manage stress and change
  • express their emotions 
  • play a positive role in their home and school/college life 

In Hartlepool we are committed to improving children and young people's mental and emotional health and wellbeing. We know that issues such as anxiety, low mood, depression and family breakdown, separation and loss can impact significantly on your happiness and future life chances. 

With this in mind we are working with health, social care and education partners to implement and further develop the Local Transformation Plan (LTP) which is focussed on supporting all Hartlepool children and young people learn how to cope with the problems life throws at us from time to time, and where to gain additional help if you need it. To access the plan please click on the following link - Local Transformation Plan 

As part of the work we have undertaken we have discovered some helpful ways of supporting you to look after your own wellbeing. The Ten Keys to Happier Living are based on a review of the latest research from psychology and related fields. Everyone's path to happiness is different, but the evidence suggests these Ten Keys consistently tend to have a positive impact on people's happiness and wellbeing.  

Ten Keys to Happier Living

If you would like more information on how to manage your emotional wellbeing or where to go to for extra support please have a look at the websites below.

Useful links  

Young Minds

Mindful website

Mental Health Foundation

Re-think Mental Illness - Health Information for Young People

Time to Change - 1 in 10 Young People Experience Mental Health Problems  

If you are worried about your emotional wellbeing, contact your GP. There is no difference between seeing your GP for physical health or emotional health issues, and they will be able to help you. You can go to your GP for help at any age. Anything you talk about is confidential and will be kept between you and your doctor.

You can also talk with your teacher, school nurse or a member of staff at your school that you trust and let them know how you are feeling and ask for help.