Friday, May 05, 2017

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week.

"Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem."

Newsround dealt with the difficult topic of mental health on Tuesday 28th March.

Josh, a keen hockey player, made a quarter hour film, called "Inside my head" about coming to terms with a mental health issue - in his case OCD. It was thoughtful and well-presented, and I'm sure would have helped kids who are stressed out.

Ricky interviewed Josh in the studio live in the morning.

in Newsround's 28 March afternoon programme poet and author Michael Rosen explained how he came to terms with the death, from meningitus, of his 18year-old son Eddie. He explained that talking about Eddie to other people helped a lot.


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