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Looking After your Health & Well-being

Looking after your physical and mental well-being, or the physical and mental well-being of your young person, is really important. Here, you’ll find useful tips and resources that may help.

Learning from Home

A guide to learning from home and supporting your health and wellbeing at the same time.

LifeLab

This booklet contains information to help you keep up-to-date with your science studies, plus has fun tasks and tips on looking after your physical and mental wellbeing during the pandemic.

VESPA Online Resources

Free 8-week course that you can complete at your own pace aimed at developing the skills and thinking needed for academic success. Get ready for college style learning by developing your Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice and Attitude.

WHAT’S UP WITH EVERYONE?

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.

Every mind Matters

Lots of tips, articles and resources from the NHS for health, wellbeing and mental health.

How to be Kinder to Yourself

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.

How to declutter your mind

This article explains how keeping a journal can declutter your mind and help you to prioritise what’s important.

Self-care – looking after your own mental health

Information and tips on how to take care of your own mental health through self-care.

Why do we laugh?

Why do we laugh? This short animation will tell you more about the science behind laughing and how laughing can help you.

You are not alone in your loneliness

Jonny Sun, an author and illustrator, gives a TED Talk about loneliness and how social media and the internet can help us to feel positive connections when we feel most alone.

Your 5-day gratitude Challenge

Ideas to increase your gratefulness in everyday life.

How does the immune System work?

This short video explains how your immune system works and what it is doing when it is fighting off diseases.

How much sleep do you actually need?

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.

Sleep Station

Information and advice to help you get a restful night.

Sport England: Stay in, Work out

Fun and creative ideas on how to stay active at home including links to Les Mills, Joe Wicks and FiiT. There’s also advice on making the most of your daily fresh air.

Get yourself active

Disabled people leading change in the social care, health and sport sectors to improve health and wellbeing outcomes.

Autism Hampshire Resource Hub

A selection of resources to help support individuals with autism, including subjects such as bereavement and the transition back to school/work.

Nature can be as engaging as video games – how to help kids fall in love with the outdoors

A TED article from Scott Sampson giving ideas of how you can help young people fall in love with nature on your daily walks.

What adults can learn from kids

At the age of 12, Adora Svitak gives an impassioned talk about important lessons which adults can, and should, learn from children.