Welcome to State of Mind! Here you will find recourses and stories from young people and peer mentors involved in the State of Mind project, from Platfform.
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
State of Mind is running a 10 week online wellbeing programme, a safe online space for all things wellbeing! Run and led by the young people/'peer mentors' of the State of Mind project, this is an opportunity for anyone aged 14-25 with an interest in mental health and wellbeing to get involved! Check out the poster for all the details!
State of Mind is a project for young people led by young people and we want you to join in on our online sessions soon!
Need a distraction from negative or intrusive thoughts? Try out these tips to see if they help….
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…….
State of Mind is another amazing project from Platfform. If you like Platfform4YP you're going to love 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!]
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!!
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.
Here is a mindfulness technique developed by young people to help keep you grounded and calm your breathing when you are feeling anxious,
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.
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 :)]
State of Mind is a project that has a peer mentor program that empowers young people and teaches them how to deliver sessions with Platfform resources to support young people in their communities. And lockdown isn't stopping them!