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

 

Helplines and support Young People

 

Childline 0800 1111 (general 24 hour support)
* Samaritans 116 123 (general 24 hour support)
* Cruse 0808 808 1677 (Bereavement support)
* Mindsmatter 01282 657927 (Pendle) 01282 657268 (Burnley)
The Mix 0808 808 4994 (Counselling and support)
Beat Youth line 0808 801 0711 (eating disorder support)
Nest Lancashire 03001110323 (if you have been a victim of a crime)

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