Self-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health

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Young people when they are struggling are usually told to see a professional. They don’t often get much advice about how they could help themselves. The Anna Freud centre has come up with a list of strategies that you can do to manage and look after your own mental health.

Hopefully, these strategies will help you to manage your wellbeing.  It’s up to you to decide what helps.  If it works, keep doing it. If it doesn’t, stop and try something else.  And you can help the Anna Freud centre build an evidence-base for these activities by letting us know what works by clicking on the ‘Did this activity help your mental wellbeing’ button on each page.  This will help us decide which ones to research further.

These activities are not a substitute for seeing a mental health professional. Sometimes we need outside help and advice. Getting help is good. No-one should feel bad about it. That’s what this site is about.

These activities can be seen in this helpful infographic found here.

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