Tip: As wonderful as technology can be it is important to make time to switch off and enjoy time with friends and family.

See if you can find time this week to sit silently and really focus on what is going on around you. Can you notice:

  • 5 things you can see
  • 4 things you can hear
  • 3 things you can feel
  • 2 things you can smell
  • 1 thing you can taste

Take time for self care

Colouring can be a really great way to calm a busy mind. Why not download one of our free printable colouring sheets and enjoy the opportunity for a distraction from any worries?

Click here for more useful tips and resources for selfcare. 

Useful links

CAMHS offers a wide range of resources to help support your mental health and emotional wellbeing. Check out what they offer here

Scripture Union’s Mental Health and Wellbeing resources are intended to help you engage children and young people in supportive and helpful conversation around the challenges that a child or young person may be facing.

Kooth your online mental wellbeing community. 

AFC Crisis Messenger | 24/7 Crisis Support | Mental Health Support Service | Anna Freud Centre – The AFC Crisis Messenger text service is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope. 

Youth Wellbeing Directory (annafreud.org)

National helplines and online support

HopelineUK is for young people experiencing suicidal thoughts, or for anyone concerned
about someone (0800 068 4141, 9am – midnight daily).

Childline can be contacted on 0800 1111.

Childline Message Boards – Want to say how you’re feeling? Or ask a question? Here you can share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in similar situations.

Young Minds have a crisis text support service for young people, available 24/7, which is free from most phone networks. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258.

If you are a parent or carer worried about your child you can call the Parents Helpline free on 0808 802 5544 (9:30am – 4pm, Mon – Fri) or use our live parents webchat or our parents email service.