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Top tips for mental wellbeing

Mental health is about more than having mental health difficulties.
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What is mental health?

Mental health refers to the way we think about things, how we feel and how we act on those feelings. 

 

Some feelings you might experience while growing up
Sadness

 

 

Loneliness

 

 

As though you are not being listened to

 

 

As though you have lost interest in activities which you used to find fun

 

 

Confusion

 

 

Pressure from classmates / exams

 

 

Frustration / anxiety

It is important to know that it is normal to have these feelings. However you are feeling, there are some healthy practices which can help you cope with your emotions. 

Learning to navigate emotions

Some emotions are easier to deal with than others. Learning to cope with these emotions in a positive way can help you live a happier and healthier life. 

Some tips for minding your mental health include:

Take regular exercise

There are lots of ways to get your heart pumping!

Stay in touch with friends

Be around people who make you feel good for being you

If you can, relax

Take some time out for meditation or relaxation

Eat a well-balanced diet

What we eat can impact on how we feel

Keep a diary or journal

It can help to write your feelings down

Talk

Remember, talking makes us stronger

Who can I talk to?

If you feel that you are not coping well with your emotions, it can help to talk to an adult you trust. This might be a parent, an aunt or uncle, a neighbor, your school counsellor or a nurse or doctor.

Contact Childline

Childline is always here to listen and to support you. You can call Childline on 1800 66 66 66 (24 hours a day), text Childline on 50101 (10am – 4am every day) or chat with Childline online

Talking helps!

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