State of Mind

Welcome to State of Mind! Here you will find resources and stories from young people and peer mentors involved in the State of Mind project, from Platfform.

State of Mind

Healthy VS Unhealthy Habits Activity

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

Tips For Managing Distress

Need a distraction from negative or intrusive thoughts? Try out these tips to see if they help….

Tips For Stressful Situations

It can be difficult to know what to do when you find yourself in a stressful situation, or if you are going through a time in your life where you seem to be on high alert, this STOP acronym may help you to keep in mind when you find things are getting a bit much…….

The Magic of State of Mind

State of Mind really is magic! But don't just believe me, read it from one of the State of Mind trainers Sarah!
[Thanks for the magical photo Yeshi Kangrang on Unsplash!]

Mountain Exercise

This mountain worksheet helps you visualise goals that are a bit further ahead in the future, just like the peak of a mountain. Start today by visualising your goal at the top of the mountain, what steps do you need to take to reach the top and achieve your goal? You can track your progress by marking where you are on the mountainside and completing the steps form 1-5 to help you break your goal down into smaller chunks. You can do this!!

Balloon Breathing Exercise

There are many different ways to try mindfulness, and not all of them involve sitting still trying to empty your mind. This worksheet asks you to visualise a balloon in your stomach which can help you bring the focus to your breath and your body.

Finger Breathing Exercise

Here is a mindfulness technique developed by young people to help keep you grounded and calm your breathing when you are feeling anxious,

5 things I…

This is an empowerment activity from the State of Mind journal that prompts you to think about all of the positive things going on in your life and helps you be mindful and happy.

5 Positive Thoughts

This worksheet helps you to list some of your most common negative thoughts that you have noticed pop up for you and to flip and reframe them into a positive thought. There are some examples at the bottom of the worksheet in case you get stuck and you could also ask someone you trust to help you reframe the thought if you are not sure. [Thanks for the great pic from Unsplash Jorge Salvador :)]

What is State of Mind?

State of Mind is another amazing project from Platfform. If you like Platfform4YP you're going to love State of Mind!