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5 Top Tips for Mental Health

As the government's new Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George shares his ‘top five tips’ for young people’s good mental health and wellbeing.

Friday 12 February



As national restrictions remain in place, Dr Alex is giving advice to young people on how to improve their mood and look after themselves by eating well, getting plenty of sleep and natural light during the daytime.

As an A&E doctor, Dr Alex will use his clinical expertise to champion and shape government work to improve support for young people in schools, colleges and universities, as well as his personal experience having lost his brother to suicide last year. He will also sit on the new Mental Health in Education Action Group, which will focus on how to support young people’s wellbeing when they return to school and university.


If you are experiencing difficulty with your mental health, you don't have to struggle with it on your own. Reach out to a member of staff at school, a parent/carer at home or another trusted adult in your life if you can. Ridgewood also has it's own dedicated School Counsellor for you to talk to or we can signpost you to other services to get you the support you need.

Please get in touch via the enquiry form on our Contact Us page, should you have any further questions or to speak directly to our Safeguarding and Wellbeing team.