It’s crucial to support young people learn to manage and maintain good wellbeing. These activities can help your young person to develop coping strategies and maintain a positive attitude. You can work through the activities with them or ask your young person to work through the corresponding worksheets independently.
You don’t need to be an expert on the subject as guidance and example answers are provided for you, and the worksheets can be printed, or viewed and completed online, they can watch our online lessons too.
Skills for staying positive
Support your young person to understand why developing a positive attitude is valuable both now and for the future.
Wellbeing coping strategies
Work with your young person to identify strategies that can help manage stress and maintain wellbeing at home, at school and at work.
Meeting challenges with confidence
Find out how self confidence can help your young person see challenges as opportunities.
LifeSkills has partnered with education charities The Talent Foundry and Business in the Community to create lessons that can be watched at home. These online lessons are designed to complement the home learning activities, and it’s indicated when it would be helpful to watch the lesson before completing the associated home learning activity.
Online lesson: The stress bucket challenge
Watch this virtual session which talks through a practical activity for managing stress.
Online lesson: Luke's story
Watch this virtual session with your young person before they try the scenario-based activity about recognising and managing signs of being under pressure. It focuses on studying for GCSE’s to support those students taking equivalent important exams in the next academic year.
You can find further support for you and your family’s wellbeing through the following national organisations:
Time to Change: aims to change the way people think and act about mental health problems. Produces a range of resources and research documents for use in schools.
Mind: provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind also campaigns to help improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Rethink
Rethink Mental Illness: a charity that improves the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through local groups and services, expert information and training and successful campaigning.
YoungMinds: provides mental health support, guidance and information for young people and professionals working with them.
Mental Health Foundation: provides information, guidance and resources on all aspects of managing mental health at home, at school and in the workplace.
Action for Happiness: focuses particularly on wellbeing and how to lead a happier life. Its Ten Keys to Happier Living is also available as an app.
Samaritans: If you’re going through a tough time, you can talk to Samaritans free – day or night, 365 days a year.
More tips and tools for parents
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