Hi! I’m Fatima Zahra and I’m a year 12 student, I’m currently studying History, English Literature, Politics and an EPQ in investigating how healthcare bias impacts black women using the NHS. I’m currently also a member of youth parliament for Hounslow and have also been the Deputy London Youth Assembly Member.
WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU WERE TAUGHT AT SCHOOL ABOUT MENTAL WELLBEING AND WHY?
I wish I was told more about what mental health is because I think many of us always see mental health as bad however mental health is the exact same as your physical health and schools tend to not talk about this!
ANY ADVICE TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE READING THIS?
I have started journalling which has helped me immensely, I use an app called Stoic which has a feature called guided journalling so I can answer specific questions about my day.