Platfform4YP Swansea Bay gives you a chance to share your experiences of mental health with others who are facing similar challenges, and to learn new strategies to promote your wellbeing.
4YP Swansea Bay works with 13-16 year olds in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot. The project offers
one-to-one support, peer support groups and the State of Mind Programme.
Art encourages the freedom of self-expression and helps one reconnect with themselves and the world around them. Art helps to heal one’s mental well-being by exploring different emotions and helping to tackle stress and anxiety. These activities will help you to realise that!
This an activity made by State of Mind Peer Mentors that you can do simply to promote your healthy habits and tackle your unhealthy ones! Image by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash
Like gaming? Here is a list of games from the BBC that will help keep you relaxed during the lockdown.
Thanks for the image Alexey Savchenko from Unsplash!
This is a great mindfulness activity as well as a way to add colour and positivity to your community in these crazy times! All you need is a rock, paint and your imagination. [Thanks for the pic Dan Gold from Unsplash!]
A Gratitude Jar is a space for you to write to your future self. You note down on a scrap of paper what it is that you are grateful for, or happy about.
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A simple but effective breathing technique to help stop a panic attack in its tracks. It’s also just generally useful for calm, or for increasing concentration. A great way to stop and re-centre.
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If you're struggling with your relationships with the people you live with, this article has some really helpful advice.
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If you're looking to learn more about mindfulness, there's a list of useful methods and info on Platfform's site, and there's also a link below to a big list with places you can find out even more. There's also some great video guides on Platfform's Vimeo for young people.
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