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Activities and resources
Here you will find a variety of resources, activities and games to use with young people covering plenty of topics including self-care, mindfulness and mental health.
New for 2021, Kooth's campaign includes resources and a video featuring famous faces, to encourage young people to seek support when they are struggling.
20 day mental wellbeing challenge
An activity where young people can undertake a simple challenge every day for 20 days to work on improving their mental wellbeing.
ABC of self-care
A handout from Positively Present of A-Z suggestions looking at different ways to self-care
All about me activity
An activity from The Big Life Journal for new groups to start to get to know each other by asking 'my favourite' questions.
Anti-bullying suggestions from Kent young people
A handout to support discussions around bullying
Building connections - exploring loneliness and connections
These resources help young people to understand that everybody feels lonely at times, but there are actions they can take to help build connections. Using peer-to-peer discussion, videos and activities, young people will explore the meaning of loneliness and connection.
Coping strategies activity
Samaritans activity for groups to discuss how they build their resilience and find coping strategies.
Emotions board game activity
Board game activity to play with young people to discuss different emotions and what makes them feel this way and what they do to help themselves and each other.
Finding something special in others activity
Some activities from The Big Life Journal to undertake with young people where they engage with others finding out special talents they have and asking questions to get to know each other.
I am uniquely me activity
A creative activity from The Big Life Journal for young people to think about themselves and all the things they are good at and enjoy, to make their own 'uniquely me' display board.
Mental health toolkit and resources
An information booklet from Rethink with activities and resources for working with young people on mental health related issues.
Two easy to read scripts that can be used to lead a short mindfulness meditation session.
My back to school interview activity
Activity from Big Life Journal where young people interview each other to find out more about each other during the return to school.
My balloons of control activity
Activity for young people to look at control; what they can and can't an would like to, in order to help give some balance and perspective in their lives.
Random acts of kindness activity
Activity for groups to discuss how kindness has an impact on others.
Resilience toolkit for young people
This toolkit from NHS Glasgow and Clyde provides staff with information and resources about resilience and wellbeing, to work with young people aged 10+.
Resources for improving children and young people's understanding of their wellbeing
A resource for teachers and practitioners working with children and young people for improving their understanding of their wellbeing
Self-care mind maps
Activity from Youthscape for young people to look at different self-care activities and create their own mind map of ideas
Stress triggers activity
An activity where young people can write down things that cause them stress and anxiety in the bubbles, leading to a discussion around stress triggers.
Youth mental health first aid kit
A toolkit of activities from Chilypep to support young people's mental health
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