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Here are the resources we found for wellbeing for professionals:
Five Ways to Wellbeing – Ideas for Young People
In this webinar, Dr Pooky Knightsmith explores the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing,’ and evidence-based approach to mental wellbeing which can be adapted for use by people of any age. She considers how we can engage with children and young people on the five ways to wellbeing.
Presentation: Talking about Emotional Well Being in School
(Featured resource)Talking about emotional wellbeing in schools is a product from the BOND consortium. BOND (Better Outcomes New Delivery) was a Department for Education funded project to increase the capacity of the voluntary and community sector to deliver early intervention for youth mental health.
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Aspiring Futures are an organisation that offers a range of services to support women to aspire to more in life. These services aim to enhance quality of life, increase economic and career prospects and improve health and wellbeing.
Positive Participation Asian Mental Health Services offer a wide variety of support for Asian people in a culturally sensitive manner. They are aiming to improve mental health among Asian people while preventing any emergent mental ill health.
YMCA Black Country Group
The YMCA Black Country Group offers help with the most basic things people need in life. They offer support to find housing, work, childcare and overcome addictions. In times of need they are there to support you every step of the way.
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(Featured resource)The Digital 5-a-Day provides a simple framework that reflects the concerns of parents/carers as well as children’s behaviours and needs. It can also act as a base for family agreements about internet and digital device use throughout both the holiday and term time.
How to Improve your Mental Wellbeing
Mental wellbeing describes your mental state – how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. Keeping good mental wellbeing is important as it can improve productivity, relationships, and our ability to adapt in times of stress.
Get Active for Mental Wellbeing
Being active is great for your physical health and fitness, and evidence shows that it can also improve your mental wellbeing. This webpage contains information on how exercise helps your mental wellbeing, how you can get more active, more steps to mental wellbeing and a video explaining Pilates for beginners.
Measuring and Monitoring Children and Young People’s Mental Wellbeing: A Toolkit for School and Colleges
This booklet takes at in depth look at mental health and wellbeing, and how schools and colleges can measure and monitor wellbeing in order to foster a safe and supportive environment for young people. This booklet is a comprehensive toolkit for schools and colleges and contains all the needed tools to start providing a space where young people’s mental wellbeing is protected and striven for.
The Damage of Debt
The Children’s Society has put together a report to talk about the impact of financial worries on the mental health of young people. There are around 2.4 million children living in families with problem debt in England and Wales. Children living in families with problem debt are 5 times more likely to be at risk of having low well-being than those who are not facing difficulties.