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Top tips on feeling good

From why it's good to get sweaty, help with talking about your feelings or tips on feeding your brain, we've got it covered.

Sleep

Sleep. We all do it but are we doing it well? Do you know how much sleep you need? Are you getting enough? Learn more about sleep including the perfect sleep environment and how improving your sleep can help you  stay healthier and happier.

Visit The Sleep Council website

Starting conversations

It’s not always easy to talk about how you feel. But when someone is struggling, speaking to someone they trust can make a real difference. So when someone you know is going through a difficult time, it’s OK to ask how they are – and if you feel like you need to speak to someone, it’s OK to say so #oktosay.

Visit Heads Together website

Keeping active

Keeping active is great for your body & your mind.  There are lots of different activities to suit your needs. This Girl Can and One You are national campaigns with lots of ideas and inspiration to get you active. North Yorkshire Connect can help you find local groups and activities.

Visit North Yorkshire Connect website

Healthy eating

What we eat can affect both our physical and mental health. You can boost your energy levels and support your mental health by eating well. Find tips on how to eat better, with recipe ideas through the One You Campaign and the  Eatwell Guide.

Visit the One You website

Your amazing brain

Your brain is growing and changing in really important ways as you move towards being an independent adult. Its structure and basic circuits are developing and changing to create important shifts in thinking, feeling, interacting and decision making. Find out more from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Visit the Anna Freud website

Mindfulness

More than ever, people are talking about mindfulness. But what is it, what is the evidence behind it and how can it help you manage your well being and mental health? The Mental Health Foundation provide information and online courses on how to look after your mental health using mindfulness.

Visit the Mental Health Foundation website

Apps for health and well being

Headspace, Calm, In Hand and the Samaritans self-help app are all great for helping you stay on top of your mental health. You can also visit the NHS One You website for a great range of recommended apps to help take control of your mental and physical health.

 

Visit One You website

Reading List

Reading can be an extremely powerful tool and there is a huge evidence base around the value of reading to support health and wellbeing. Reading Well for young people recommends expert endorsed books about mental health, providing advice and information on a range of issues.

Visit the Reading Well website