The school holidays offer an opportunity to recharge, but some students and children may find themselves struggling without the structure and support network of school.
The Anna Freud organisation have created Self Care Summer packs for primary and secondary schools. These packs feature a range of creative activities based on self-care strategies that other young people have found useful in helping them stay mentally healthy.
Self-care is all about what you can do to help yourself feel better or to keep yourself feeling good. It’s a way that we can look after our own mental health and wellbeing.
Everyone’s approach to self-care will look different. What works for you might not work for others. There are lots of different self-care strategies so you can try out different ones until you find something that works for you.
This resource walks young people through a series of steps, helping them create a detailed self-care plan that works for them.
The plan helps young people identify activities that they can use to support their mental health. It’s adaptable on a weekly or monthly basis, so that it can fit differing schedules or priorities.
The suggested activities in the plan are split into different categories, including:
Access the Self Care Plan here. If any student would like a paper copy please speak to your Pastoral Year Leader.
The resource was co-written by Anna Freud Centre experts and young people, who shared ideas on self-care strategies that work for them. We hope it is useful to our students or families.
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