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What is Self-Care?

We all deal with stress in our lives and this can lead to us not taking the best care of ourselves. This only adds to our stress levels. Stress can be caused by lots of different situations including anything from being new at school to being in an unhealthy relationship to wanting to help a friend with a difficult situation to experiences of abuse (past or present).

Self-care is any activity which can help to improve our health and wellbeing. This includes activities that relax you and make you happy.

Read More with this Simple Self Care Handout

Why Is Sleep Important?

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.

Learn More about improving your sleep with:  10 Tips for Sleep

Learn More about Relaxation Techniques

Learn More about breathing Deep Breathing Tipsheet

What is Meditation?

Meditation lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and brings about a more favorable body chemistry. This effect depends upon successfully putting aside worries and angry thoughts, and may not last much beyond the end of the meditation if angry thoughts re-invade the mind.

Use this to help you gain deeper meditation: The Healing Pool Meditation

What is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation

Learn about Restorative Yoga poses

What is Grounding?

Grounding teaches us to direct our attention to the present moment. It allows us to energetically connect to the earth. Grounding can help someone who has experienced panic attacks, anxiety, trauma, or stress.

Read more about Grounding and how it can help: Simple Grounding Handout

What are Boundaries?

A boundary is something that sets a border or limit. Boundaries can be physical, emotional, or intellectual.

Read More about Boundaries

What are you Feeling?

Anger is a natural and healthy emotion. Authentic anger is “clean” and allows us to verbalise how we feel with clarify and focus.

Read More about Coping With Anger Handout