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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Mental Health
After a couple of really mixed up and difficult weeks it just felt appropriate to discuss Mental Health this week.
My Kid’s School have teemed up with The Sweet Project to help the children feel comfortable talking about the events of the past couple of weeks. I don’t really want to go too much into it as it is an ongoing police investigation but Boo’s form teacher who was also a Maths teacher, was arrested for abuse and child trafficking offences. It has been on our local news. Honestly, just thinking about my child being anywhere near this monster has sent chills through me. I’ve had ‘the necessary talks’ with her but she was not a victim and neither were her friends.
It has also brought up a lot of past memories and I know exactly how those Mothers of the girls are feeling. It won’t end here but hopefully they will get a lot more help and support. PTSD is an awful mental health condition but it can be prevented with the right intervention.
After writing my post recently “What Will Your Children Remember You For” I thought a lot about the memories I had made for my children and because of my illness I was feeling a little deflated, like I was never a good enough parent. Then Star turns around to me, completely out of the blue, and tells me that she thinks I’m the best Mum anyone could wish for. All the advice and help I’ve given her has not only helped her with her own mental health but it has also helped her to help her friends. I could have burst, it meant so much to me to know I’ve made that much difference to her.
Mental health is so fragile and can be broken easily. We all need to take a little time to ourselves and work on the things that help make us feel more comfortable and happier. It’s always important to seek help if necessary. It’s easy to spiral downwards very quickly and it’s difficult to ask for help, a combination that is really not good.
I wish you all a happy, healthy week and plenty of smiles.
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?
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STAR is the real star of the week! It’s easy to feel bad and less than adequate. Moms always do. But it’s nice to get the reassurance that what you do and how you do it actually helps and is appreciated. It does make us feel better, doesn’t it?
I am glad the school has got people in to support those effected by what has gone on over the past couple of weeks. I feel so sad for the girls which were victims of that monster, I hope they are all OK in the end. Ahh! Star is right, you are the best mum, don’t ever feel like you are not good enough. Sending love and hugs. x
I did see that on the news, it’s a terrible thing. I am glad the pupils are getting some support. Star is absolutely right 🙂 you are an amazing mum and a lovely person.
What terrible news! I feel for anyone that has been involved in the incidents. What an amazing thing for Star to say to you. Mental health is so important. I do worry about the impression I leave on my children. I hope they don’t remember all the shouting I tend to do when stressed! #WotW
The situation with Boo’s school and the form teacher is horrific. I’m glad that she wasn’t one of the victims but so awful for all the families involved. Sounds like the school are at least being proactive in trying to help the children mental-health wise. I love that Star told you that you were the best Mum anyone could wish for. So true that it is easy to spiral downwards with mental health and difficult to ask for help, but so important to do so if needed. #WotW