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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. 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. Click here for an overview of The Sleep Charity.

Click here to visit the Teen Sleep Hub, including useful videos and eBooks.

Click here to visit The Sleep Charity website

Starting conversations

For tips to help young people talk to their GP about their mental health check out Doc Ready.

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. Make a note of your moods and feelings along with what physical activity you have been doing using the Wellness Journal.

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


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 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. Orcha is also available as a hub for health and wellbeing based apps suitable for all ages.


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

Mental Health Podcasts

Listening to podcasts can be a great way to relax or distract yourself. Try listening to the ‘Chat Chit’ podcast from Yormind, ‘Chaotic yet laid back… we focus on the things that might help you, the coping mechanisms, the distractions etc etc.’ Episode content includes, anxiety, schools and exams, OCD, grief and trauma.

Visit the Yormind website

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