It can be a big help to share your feelings with someone who cares, it may help to feel you are not carrying things on your own. But you may find it difficult to know who to talk to, what to say, how to describe how you feel. You could talk to a…..
Think about what you want to say and you may want to separate it into:
If you don’t want to write anything down, you could record your feelings on a voice recorder app and play it back.
When you’re feeling extra worried or your head feels full of thoughts and it feels like a ‘mind overload’ there are things you can do to de-stress. There are technique that can help with this which can help you to calm your emotions and feel more in control of everything.
You just need a few quick and easy exercises. All it takes is a few minutes to stop and really notice how you feel. Practice each day (or as often as you can) and you’ll feel calmer, more able to concentrate and more in control of your thoughts and feelings. It’s definitely worth the effort. For more help on this visit the Headspace website.
Sleeping well is just as important for our health as eating a good diet and being active. We all have times when we find it difficult to sleep and when this happens occasionally we don’t need to worry. But if this goes on happening it could have a negative impact on our mental and physical health.
Sleep helps our bodies and minds to recover from the day and prepare for the next day.
The amount of sleep changes as you get older. Sleep Council recommend 10-11 hours of sleep a night for 7-12 year olds and 8-9 hours of sleep for 12-18 year olds.
Being active is great for your body and your mind, from playing football to trying to walk to school everyday.
Exercise is good because…
In your everyday life there are some activities which can be swapped for more active options.
Check out this website: Active Calderdale
These are some examples…
Check out this website: NHS Livewell
When you eat you are feeding your body and mind. Healthy eating can make you feel good, make you feel better about yourself and help your brain develop.
If you are overweight, it’s best to think about trying to keep your weight stable while you grow into your body, rather than dieting to lose weight.
As a young person, your body is going through many physical and mental changes. Eating a healthy, balanced diet will help your body to grow and develop properly and support your mental health too.
Substituting foods can be an easy way to eat more healthily. Try looking at Change 4 Life food swaps for some inspiration.
Please speak to someone you trust like your parent, GP or teacher before you make any changes to your current eating