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Here are the resources we found for self care for young people:
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What is mindfulness, and how can it help young people?
Adam Dacey of MindSpace, talks about mindfulness, a set of techniques to live ‘in the present’ which some people find to be very valuable in relieving stress and improving focus. What is it and how can it help young people?
8 Relaxation Tips for your Mental Health
Exploring relaxation can help you look after your wellbeing when you’re feeling stressed, or busy. This video shares 8 tips and ideas that can help you fit relaxation into your daily life. Don’t worry if some of these ideas don’t work for you – just enjoy the ones that do.
Self Harm and Self Care: Tips on How to Cope
This video from Psych2Go focusses on what self harm is and what you can do to cope with urges to self harm and how to practice self care. This video shares a number of ways to cope when things seem to get harder.
Managing Depression: the Benefits of Establishing a Daily Routine
In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith explores the benefits of establishing a daily routine when managing depression. She considers things like sleep, mealtimes and self-care and how we work to regulate this activities in order to boost our physical and mental resilience.
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How to be More Confident
Would you like to have super self-confidence? You can, we all can, but how do you achieve this? By having the right knowledge and tools to work with. This message will give you both.
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Pixel Thoughts is a new approach to mindfulness. The 60 second exercise involves putting your thoughts into a star and watching them disappear into space. All you have to do is type your worry in, and then watch as it slowly fades away. Following the instructions on the screen will help you practice mindfulness and hopefully feel less anxious.
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Self-care and confidence
You know it: life can be stressful. Getting your results, applying for jobs, taking resits… All this can leave you tearing your hair out. You might feel too drained to do much, and that’s totally fine. However, entertainment and distraction are as important as resting. In the video, we hear from coaches for their advice on all things self-care, with a sprinkle of tips on how to keep your self-confidence up.
A Theme for You 2019 – Mental Health Foundation
A blog post from the Mental Health Foundation, encouraging readers to create a ‘theme’ for themselves for the New Year, maybe as an alternative to the traditional New Year’s Resolution.
This webpage provides information on mindfulness, how to practice it and how it can help with mental health problems. Mindfulness is a technique which can help people manage their mental health or simply gain more enjoyment from life.
Action for Happiness Calendars
These fantastic calendars give you a different objective for each day to take care of yourself and your family and friends, and to build your wellbeing. Each month has a different theme (‘Self Care September’ and so on), with new calendars published each month.
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Tips for taking care of yourself during stressful times
(Featured resource)There are times in all our lives when life can seem to be a little hectic and therefore stress is inevitable! We are all bound to encounter negative life events, stressful times and situations that take us off track. This blog post from HeadStart gives a range of ideas, tips and links for dealing with stressful times
My favourite ways of coping with stress
(Featured resource)We all have our own ways of coping when we get stressed and feel that we just can’t do whatever it is we are beating ourselves up about doing; ‘pass that exam’, ‘meet that deadline’, ‘tell someone something that we would rather not’ and many more.
In this blog post. Elaine from HeadStart shares some personal tips for dealing with stress.
5 Types of Self-Care for your Mental Health
So often, we find outselves burning out from the stress in our daily lives, and it’s not until the moment we’ve absolutely had enough that we allow ourselves a break. But what happens if we allow ourselves to take a break before we reach our limit? That’s what self care is all about. This blog post talks about 5 different types of self-care you can add into your daily life to stop yourself burning out.