Mental Health and Wellbeing

Everyone has mental health and everyone experiences poor mental well-being. 

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.

It is crucial that you know that: 

Everyone has mental health and everyone experiences poor mental well-being. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.

Your mental health doesn’t always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of your life. We all have times when we feel down, stressed or frightened, THAT’S NORMAL, and most of the time those feelings pass. 

However, sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any of us. If you’re having mental health problems, you’re not alone. One in four of us will have problems with our mental health at some time in our lives

What is Stirling High doing in terms of Mental Health and Wellbeing? 

Mental Health First Aiders

What is a Mental Health First Aider?

A mental health first aider is someone who has been trained by the NHS to be able to better understand mental illnesses (their causes and ways to help) and how to aid with poor mental well-being in others. They are someone to talk to if you are feeling down. They can get you in touch with further resources.

Why do we need them? 

There’s a stigma attached to many mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don’t want to talk about them. Many people don’t feel comfortable talking about their feelings, but it’s healthy to know and talk about how you’re feeling.

If you have concerns about your mental health or well-being, or that of a close friend or relative, you should talk to a friend, family member, someone you trust or contact your doctor.

If you need someone to talk to in School then the following teachers are all Mental Health First Aiders and would be happy to talk to you about how you’re feeling and what can be done to help make you feel better.

Mrs Kennedy

Ms Devoy

Mrs Gray

Miss Robb

Miss Lochhead

Mr Hamilton


Miss F Withey

Miss K Withey

Mr Knight

Mr Keeley

Mr MacPherson

Ms McAlpine

Ms Nelson

Mr Macleod

Mr Weir

Miss McCallum

Mrs Murray

Mrs Drysdale

Mental Health Ambassadors

Every year there is a Mental Health training course, run by the NHS, for schools in the Stirling area. Usually there are 3 pupils from each school who participate. We are hoping to increase this number and get more and more young people involved in the improvement of mental well-being in others. In 2019, these two pupils went on the 5 day training course and received their certificate for being a Mental Health First Aider. They are just as trained as the other mental health first aiders and are here to help!

Follow SHS Mental Health Ambassadors on Twitter for more information and mental health resources.

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What can I do to improve my own Mental Well-Being? 

Many mental health problems are preventable, and almost all are treatable. This meant that people can either fully recover or manage their conditions successfully, allowing them to live healthy, happy and productive lives.

By taking simple steps and introducing  some of the suggestions below into everyday life, you can improve your mental well-being.


If you would find it easier to talk to someone outside of school that does not know you; then there are a number of useful websites, people and groups listed below who are also there to help.

Samaritans Logo

Phone: 116 123

Chidline Logo

Phone: 0800 1111

Breathing Space Logo

Phone: 0800 83 85 87

LGBT Youth Scotland Logo

Text: 07984 356 512 

Child Bereavement Logo

Phone: 0800 02 888 40

Beat Eating Disorders Logo

Phone: 0808 801 0711

Phone: 0800 77 66 00