Healthy Schools: self-care
Self-care is a key part of wellbeing and developing this awareness early in life could increase positive outcomes for children and young people. Find related resources below.
For young people
These websites can help young people to build this self-awareness:
- Find tips for self-care from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families here (external link). This comprehensive page covers strategies and information.
- The Mix's guide to self-care (external link) includes a few tips to understand and provide self-care. This is an excellent introduction to the subject for young people.
- Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community (external link) that allows children and young people to get advice from clinicians and benefit from peer support. It's free to use in Haringey for young people aged 11-25.
- Our Anchor Approach team has created a 1-page ‘Thought for the day’ resource that supports children and young people’s emotional wellbeing by using affirmations and self- reflection:
Thought for the Day Calendar - for children and young people (PDF, 219KB)
This video from Kooth started its ‘Don’t do it alone’ campaign, below, while other resources for activities and tips are available here (external link).
Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.
For your own self-care, look at our Staff wellbeing page.
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