WACIT Bangladesh: Young people redefining mental health 

There were a few pleasant surprises during the school mental health awareness workshops with young people and teachers:

When I asked what words had been used to invite pupils and parents, the inspiring headmistress shrug her shoulders: “mental health of course, they are fine with it”.

Indeed they were! Young people defined it as ‘state of mind’ that can help them achieve and cope better; reflected on what helped them recognise signs and, crucially; how they turned their mental state round when under strain.

Using exams as an example was a good start, but relating to help them focus on their cricket skills and make more runs seemed even better!

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