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Self-Care Tips for Mental Health

We know that there are many pressures you face as a young person which can lead to struggles with your mental health and wellbeing.

Developing daily practices that promote a positive mindset can be really beneficial for your mental health. Below are a selection of resources that you may find useful to work through either with your mentor, or by yourself.

We know that at times you may need more specific help. You can find a list of organisations that can offer specialist support on our mental health page.

Resources to download

Wellbeing exercises

A selection of exercises to aid positive thinking.

Staying Home

An activity page for lockdown life.

Tips for setting a routine

Whilst isolated at home, a routine can help keep you motivated and healthy.

What's my routine?

An activity sheet to create your own daily routine.

Building Self Esteem

An activity page for boosting self esteem.

Self Esteem Journal

Use these templates to record your self esteem journey. Try and complete a table every day.

Positive journaling

Searching for the positives can be challenging at times. Regularly recording things you feel grateful for can be very beneficial to your wellbeing.

Finding Joy

Make a list of the things that make you happy and the things that are a drain, then make more time for what brings you joy!

Write a letter to your future self

Think about your hopes for the future and where you’re at now. What advice would you give your future self?

SWOT Analysis

This framework can help you reflect on your strengths and weaknesses and plan for potential opportunities or threats.

Joy Inventory

This five minute exercise can help you prioritise what to make time for when it comes to seeking joy in your life.