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State Of Mind Toolkit

The Young People’s Wellbeing Toolkit shares everything we have covered in the last 3 years from running the State of Mind pilot project across Wales. This toolkit is a chance for us to share all our learning that could help you to support your everyday mental health and wellbeing.

State Of Mind Toolkit

What is it?

The Young People’s Wellbeing Toolkit shares everything we have covered in the last 3 years from running the State of Mind pilot project across Wales. This toolkit is a chance for us to share all our learning that could help you to support your everyday mental health and wellbeing.  

10 ways to support your mental health and wellbeing 

There are many ways that you can support you mental health and wellbeing. However, here are 10 ways to support your mental health and wellbeing

How can I feel better?

The first step has been taken: you or someone you care about have recognised that help is needed. That’s a fantastic start. What next? There are lots of options available, depending on your situation and circumstances.  How do we decide what’s best for us, and how do we get the support we need? 

How to grow your confidence

We all want to feel more confident at times. This could mean having the courage to be our true selves around anyone and everyone, or feeling able to call people out when their behaviour is harming us, or to simply be able to say ‘no’ to things or people. But why can these feel like such difficult things to do? 

Mental wellbeing for all

We can all experience difficult times with our mental health, whatever our backgrounds or what our lives are like. But there are some things that can make facing mental health challenges more difficult, or more likely.

Love and compassion (for ourselves and others)

Showing love to yourself means being patient and kind towards yourself. This can be particularly important when you are trying to achieve something, and you need to be patient with yourself. Taking small steps by breaking big tasks into simpler parts can help you steadily make progress. 

Relationships throughout our lives: attachments

Attachment theory suggests that how we are cared for as babies and toddlers can shape how we relate to people later in life. Our very first relationship(s) in life form the foundation of our relationship style – or rather, our attachment style.  

The Teenage Brain 

Your brain is a very complex and interesting part of your body and oversees controlling and regulating everything the body does.  

What to do in a crisis?

What should you do if you find yourself or someone you know in a crisis? Firstly, we need to acknowledge that this is a tough thing to handle and can be very scary and overwhelming – please be kind to yourself. Below is a list of phone lines that are set up to support you in time of crisis, with staff on the other end of the line who are trained to help you.