It’s always important to look after your mental health and wellbeing, alongside your physical health too. We’ve included links below to organisations, articles and videos that may help.
exercise & physical health
This video shows what happens to the body when you have 4, 6 or 8 hours’ sleep and explains whether you can catch up on sleep after a bad night.
Find out about simple, safe, fun and free ways to get active, both indoors and outdoors.
Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5km in just 9 weeks.
Information about how physical activity can help your mental health, and tips for choosing an activity that works for you, and how to overcome anything that might stop you from becoming more active.
mental health & wellbeing
Lots of tips and resources from the NHS, about the small things we can all do to be kind to our minds. Find out how you can make these things part of your daily routine, all to help you look after your mental wellbeing.
You’ll find lots of information about mental health on Mind’s website, including how you can get support.
On My Mind can help you make informed choices about your mental health and wellbeing. The pages have been co-produced by young people to help other young people.
Jonny Sun (author and illustrator), gives a TED Talk about loneliness and how social media and the internet can help us to create positive connections when we feel most alone.
‘What’s Up with Everyone?’ focuses on areas of concern to young people’s mental health such as: loneliness, perfectionism, competitiveness, social media and independence. If you’re struggling with any of these, why not head over to the site by clicking the link below.
This article focuses on how we interact with our negative emotions. It explores how accepting the emotions we experience and looking into why we feel them, can help us to understand ourselves and our feelings better.
This article explains how keeping a journal can declutter your mind and help you to prioritise what’s important.
Information and tips on how to take care of your own mental health through self-care from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families.
This short animation looks at the science behind laughing and why we do it. The answer has less to do with humour than you might think!
The YoungMinds website has lots of advice if you’re struggling with your mental health.
This video from the University of Portsmouth highlights how our brains respond to stress and provides useful information about how mindfulness can help ease these responses.