YHS Cares

York High School's dedicated website to pupil health and wellbeing.


Depression

  • Definition
    Feeling sad, lonely, anxious or stressed for long periods of time, to the extent it is affecting your everyday life or stopping you from doing things you would normally do.
  • Signs
    Feeling irritable or upset
    Feeling self-critical
    feeling lonely
    Feeling hopeless
    Feeling more tired than usual or not having much energy
    A change in sleeping habits
    A change in eating habits
    A change in other habits – avoiding people or situations, even friends
    Finding it hard to keep your mind on school work
  • Advice
    Get physical – dancing, yoga and sports will help
    Get creative – listening or creating music, drawing and painting art will also help
    Keep a diary or write about how you are feeling
    Challenge unhelpful thoughts
    Sharing your feelings with someone you trust
    Spend time with your friends and do the things you enjoy
    Set yourself goals that you can achieve and that will give you a sense of satisfaction and achievement.
    Talk to someone you trust, a friend, an adult, a teacher, GP or counsellor
  • Where can i get help?
    In school you can talk to the following people:
    A friend
    Your Tutor
    A YHS Wellbeing Advisor
    Jill Womack – Pupil Welfare Officer
    Noreen Reid – Pastoral Mentor (Drop in sessions Tuesday & Wednesday during break and lunchtime)

    In the community:
    Talk to your parents or GP

    Telephone
    Childline (Free) 0800 1111
    York Mind 01904 643364
    Samaritans 116 123

    Links:
    Childline
    Young Minds
    Mind
    Stay Alive
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