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Tips & tricks

Tips and Tricks on ‘The Social Dilemma’

Want to find out how you can reduce your time on social media and get less fake news stories? Here are some tipis and tricks to help you!

Feeling Nervous about Uni? Here are some tips and tricks to help!

University is a big step up and it can feel a bit overwhelming, especially for those you went to Uni whilst in the pandemic. So here are some tips and tricks to help you with Uni.

How to Reduce Stress So You Can Live Your Best Life

Here is an article written by one of our new young writers about a number of resources for minimising stress and maximising success!

12 different art therapy activities to help reconnect with one’s self.

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!

Simple Candle Meditation Technique

This is a simple meditation technique that you can do anywhere at any time if you need a break or just some time to relax.
Thanks Marc Ignacio for the image from Unsplash :)

Why write a Diary?

Lucy writes about why you and everyone you know should have a diary [Thanks for the pic Gabrielle Henderson from unsplash]

Positive Pebbles

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!]

At Uni? Here’s some tips on coping with the lockdown

If you're a student, and you've got worries about how your study, rent, rights and more are affected, here's a student writing for The Mix to help straighten things out.

(Photo: Victoria Priessnitz on Unsplash)

Mindful Baking: Victoria Sponge Cake

Laura shows us how to make her tasty victoria sponge cake and talks about how great baking is for your mental health and wellbeing. Want to try her recipe? (I know I do!) Share your final result with us on Instagram @Platfform4yp. Happy baking!

Thinking about your future?

If you're thinking about the future, Barclays Life Skills is a free set of tools, films and activities to help you figure out what's next, work on employability skills, and learn some new stuff.

(Photo: Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash)

Bored? Ten fun things you can do right now

Learn a language! Build a fort! Bake something! Here's The Mix with their top ten things to do. It was written during the coronavirus lockdown - but they're all fun whatever's going on.

(Photo: Filip Mishevski on Unsplash)

Looking after your mental health in a difficult living space

If you're struggling with your relationships with the people you live with, this article has some really helpful advice.

(Photo: Isi Parente on Unsplash)

Keeping connected

If you're not going to school or Uni at the moment, it's easy to feel pretty cut off from everyone. Here's some tips on what you can do about it.

(Photo: Luke Porter on Unsplash)

Ways to stay active

The Jack Petchey Foundation have got some great ways to stay active, whether that's physically, or with hobbies and creative stuff. It's been put together to use during the coronavirus lockdown, but the ideas here are useful the rest of the time too.

(Photo: Henry Xu on Unsplash)

Mindfulness: getting started, and useful info

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.

(Photo: Kyle Mills on Unsplash)

Lockdown self-care and wellbeing tips, from young people

Need some advice and ways of coping with self-isolation and the current lockdown? Here's a great article from YoungMinds, and advice from the Jake Petchey Foundation.

(Photo: NESA by Makers on Unsplash)

Miss volunteering because of COVID-19? Why not try ‘Virtual Volunteering’?

Volunteering opportunities may feel hard to come by in the time of Carona, but they don't have to be! Check out how you can volunteer from home!
[Great pic Victoria Heath Unsplash is great!]