Hints and tips

Looking after our mental health is just as important as looking after our physical health. There are lots of things we can do every day to help us stay emotionally well.

  • Talk about your feelings

    It's really important to talk to someone about how you're feeling. This can be a good friend, family member or a grown-up you trust.

  • Get moving

    Exercising can help you feel good! There are lots of fun, easy ways to exercise, including:

    • Walking or running
    • Dancing
    • Getting out on your bike
    • Playing football

    Check out the Change 4 Life activities for some more great ideas

  • Relax

    Different things help different people relax; you could take a nice bath, go for a walk, draw or paint, or even read your favourite book. Just make sure to take time for yourself!

  • A good night's sleep

    Why is sleep so important for our health?

    Well, if we don’t get enough sleep then it can make us cross and irritable and make it more difficult to concentrate on tasks throughout the day. Sleep is really important as our bodies' go through big changes as we grow.

    Here are some top tips to make sure that you get a good night's sleep

    • Try a nice, warm drink or a warm bath before bed
    • Read a story or get someone to read a story to you
    • Say no to screen time at least an hour before bed
    • Try and sleep in a quiet and dark room