These resources have been created and approved by Calderdale’s Open Minds Partnership and young people. They have been created for you to use.
Activities for teenagers: Here are some ideas that you can enjoy doing with adults. The most important thing to remember is to have fun- this should not be a chore.
Anxiety action plan: Here is an action plan to help you recognise what may trigger your anxiety.
Anxiety strategies: Anxiety is a normal emotion and the reaction within the body is reassuring that things are working as they should be.
Back to school: You may find returning to school after a holiday difficult. This resource is to help you minimise your feelings of anxiety on returning to school.
Help when experiencing panic attacks: A panic attack can come on suddenly without warning but over time you may be able to identify emotions or situations which may trigger a panic attack. This will give you more information.
Positive thought: There is evidence which proves that positive thinking has a beneficial effect on both mental health and physiological health. Here are some strategies to promote positive thinking, and some behaviours to promote positive thinking listed below.
Self esteem activities: Here are some activities that can help improve your self esteem.
Self harm action plan: This action plan aims to help you what may trigger your self-harming, what your warning signs are and what you need to do on a daily basis to minimise their self-harming behaviours.
Self-harm distraction techniques: Here are some distraction techniques that you can use when you are feeling anger, fear, numb, shame, self-hatred and when you need control.
Self-help guides: Northumbria University has published 19 NHS developed Self Help Guides on a range of topics; including anxiety, stress, self-harm, depression and low mood and more.
Young people and transition: Transition from primary school to high school presents a challenge to you. This document offers helpful advice to to help you deal with the process.
Worry Cards on Returning to Education – created by young people for young people: The purpose of these cards are to help decrease stress levels on any worries or queries that students might have, especially for those who haven’t been in an education setting since March 2020.
Young people and sleep: Sleep is extremely important for everyone and at different ages we are advised we need different amounts of sleep. This document will give you more information about sleep.