Published on: 7 February 2019

To mark Children’s Mental Health week on (4-10 February), we have partnered with First News, the award-winning national newspaper to encourage children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and minds.

Scott Lunn, our Clinical Lead for Children’s Services, is featured in an article published in the latest edition of the paper (pictured), which is aimed at young people aged seven to 14. The article looks at the connections between healthy bodies and good mental health.

The message of the week is that when we think about healthy living, we tend to focus on looking after our bodies – our physical wellbeing – through food, being active and getting enough sleep. But in order to be healthy overall, it’s important that we look after our minds and our mental wellbeing too. Our bodies and minds are actually very closely linked, so things that we do to improve our physical wellbeing can help our mental wellbeing as well. The article includes ‘Health Hacks’ to help improve our wellbeing and useful websites to look at.

Find more information on the Children’s Mental Health Week website.

View the full article, 'Healthy: Inside and Out'. Reproduced courtesy of First News.