Self care and ways for young people to look after their wellbeing
Children & Young People Resources
In this webinar by Walk In My Shoes (WIMS) at St Patrick's Mental Health Services you will learn the meaning of self-care and the kinds of daily choices young people can make to look after their wellbeing.
If you are feeling stressed and anxious about your exams Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (YSPI) have a support site that has information on managing stress during and after your exams, and while waiting for results. Click the link below:
It is completely normal to feel stressed at exam time but a little forward planning the night before can ensure your first exam is as stress-free as possible.
Tips from the Department of Education's National Educational Psychological Service on how to keep exam stress at bay:
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Click the link below for a helpful checklist to help guide students through the challenges to preparing for the Leaving Certificate while also planning college applications:
Click the link below for a helpful video from Phase Hitchin - a UK-based organisation dedicated to promoting wellbeing and resilience in young people - on managing exam stress, pressure and anxiety. Click the link below for more.
Exams can be a difficult time and academic stress is known to negatively affect student’s performance.
Get useful advice on how to combat the pressure that can build up as a result of dealing with written or practical exams, oral presentations, and deadlines for course work via this article from Papyrus - a UK-based organisation dedicated to preventing youth suicide. See link below:
It’s not unusual to feel a bit stressed as it comes up to exam time.
Check out some practical tips to help support you through your exams in this helpful article from the website of Jigsaw Young People's Mental Health:
If you're struggling to manage exam stress, remember you can contact the support team at firstname.lastname@example.org (linked below) The service is monitored 9am–6.30pm during the exam period.
Peer pressure is something a lot of teenagers experience. In this article (linked below) for www.walkinmyshoes.ie Transition Year student Sanidhya Arora explains how he manages these feelings and offers some helpful tips.
Jigsaw Group Chats are for young people between 12 and 25 living in Ireland.
These are live online texted-based discussions on mental health themes, including exam stress, facilitated by a clinician.
You can register to take part via the link below.
Life can feel full of pressure sometimes. Especially while we figure out who we are, what we want, and how we want our lives to be. Learn how you can help reduce this pressure with this helpful article from Jigsaw (Young People's Health In Mind).
The Planet Youth questionnaire comprehensively examines the lives and lifestyles of young people in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon and asks questions about the risk and protective factors that influence their behaviours.
The link below leads to the resulting report - its key findings, messages and recommendations.
This youth-friendly mental health booklet has been produced by Youth Work Ireland Galway working in partnership with young people with the aims of promoting positive mental health, addressing issues that young people today are commonly experiencing and encouraging those going through a difficult time to reach out for support.
This is a resource that young people and their families can draw upon not only to help them to cope when
they encounter challenges, but also to help to build their resilience and better mental health on an ongoing basis.