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Looking after your mental health

Why your mental health matters

In the same way that it's important to keep your physical health and diet in as good a shape as they possibly can be, it's also really important to keep an eye on your mental health.

Don't worry, though, this doesn't mean going out for a five-mile run or doing 50 press-ups or eating brown rice for a week...

In fact, if anything, the secret to good mental health is to learn when not to be like a drill sergeant with yourself. And when to be kind instead.

And... when to ask for help.

This week, it's Children's Mental Health Week, and we think that's the perfect opportunity to hit the pause button for a moment and have a quick think about your stress and anxiety levels. 

Remember: you have the right to the highest attainable standard of mental health - and the Commissioner, together with everyone in this office, is working hard to ensure that this right is upheld. 

We do  this through our own research, our survey work and our reports to the UN

But in the meantime, here are some handy tips and hacks that we've collected together to help you stay as happy and healthy as possible during this tricky time...


Great intro to Children's Mental Health week from Place2Be via a virtual assembly, delivered by Blue Peter's Lindsey Russell and CBBC Presenter Rhys Stephenson 

Anna Freud Centre on being kind to yourself, young people's guides to coping with Covid, and more.

Blogs, videos, tips and guidance on staying on top of your mental health from Young Minds

A treasure trove of links and resources here from Research in Practice 

You can find out about, and talk to, Mind Jersey here

Inspiring stories from Heads Together

Childline resources to help you cope with Coronavirus-related worry and stress

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