Help to start looking after mental health from early age - The Leamington Observer

Help to start looking after mental health from early age

Leamington Editorial 27th Aug, 2023   0

YOUNG people are being urged to take care of their mental health from an early age.

Warwickshire County Council is sharing resources to help youngsters cope with the everyday ups and downs that everyone experiences in their mental health.

Learning how to take steps to protect it can help deal with stressful times say health chiefs. They add mental health can be affected by things happening in life or sometimes people can just feel low for no particular reason.

As exams results come in and new school terms are about to start, young people may be feeling nervous, anxious, excited or unsure about their next stage. These are all very normal feelings, and learning how to manage and cope with them is important.

It is important to look after the body to improve mental health by having a good diet, regular exercise, plenty of sleep and limiting screen time. For those who may need more specialist support, the WCC website has a range of information and links to services dedicated to helping young people. Peer support, counselling, questionnaires and health information can be found at

WCC health spokeswoman Coun Margaret Bell said: “Most people will experience ups and downs with their mental health, so we want to provide support and information for people to help them protect their mental health.

“We know that many young people will be expecting exam results, preparing to go back to school or thinking about their next steps in or out of education, this can bring worry, nervousness or anxiety as they enter the next stage of life. This is completely normal to experience, but anyone who needs further support can access this through our website and services on offer.”

Find information on services aiming to help young people look after their mental and emotional health and find support if experiencing difficulties, on the mental health support for young people website –

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