Self Care

Self-Care for Young People


Ideas for looking after yourself

Mobile apps

You can download and use the following apps for free via the Play Store or Apple App Store:

Useful websites cont’d


Things you can do to feel good:

  • Make something, e.g. paper aeroplane
  • Cook
  • Bake
  • Sing/rap your favourite song
  • Do some exercise
  • Go for a run
  • Paint or colour
  • Look through photos
  • Do a puzzle
  • Think about your favourite place
  • Play a game on your phone or device
  • Do some gardening
  • Spend time in nature
  • Think about happy memories
  • Do something kind for another
  • Watch funny videos on YouTube
  • Clean your room
  • Read
  • Practice some meditation
  • Cry
  • Pray
  • Take deep breaths
  • Talk to an adult or trusted friend
  • Spend time with others
  • Imagine somewhere calm
  • Count upwards from 1-20 or backwards from 20-1
  • Have a nap
  • Go for a walk
  • Listen to music
  • Pamper yourself, e.g. paint your nails
  • Watch your favourite film/series
  • Take a long shower or relaxing bath
  • Write down your thoughts and feelings
  • Cuddle something soft