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Self-help tools and useful information

  • Five Ways to Wellbeing:

Five Ways to wellbeing e-learning

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  • Looking After Your Mental Health

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Easy Read Poster (printing)

  • Activity finder - keeping active can be really good for our wellbeing.

  • Thrive and Survive guide for young people starting university (updated September 2023)

  • Check out the resources from Just Talk Week 2022 which can help all year round. The theme was "Look Beneath the Surface" and resources include guidance on what to do if someone tells you they're NOT OK.
  • Check out the resources from Just Talk Week 2023 which can also help all year round. The theme was "Back to Basics", making sure that you know what Just Talk is and how it can benefit you.


Where to get help

If you need some advice, especially if you’re experiencing difficulties, feelings of anxiety or low mood, or while you are adjusting to changes in life, you could talk to your parent, carer, teacher or Mental Health Lead at your school, or your GP. Here are some other useful options:

  • With YOUth Digital Wellbeing Service for ages 5-18, parents and care givers from Herts Mind Network  helpline at: 0208 189 8400 and instant messaging service for emotional support, advice and information, plus additional one to one and group support if needed.
  • Lumi Nova free therapeutic gaming app for ages 7-12 experiencing anxiety and/or phobia/s. Part of With YOUth service, instant access, no referral needed to use it. 
  • The Sandbox
    Online mental health digital advice and guidance service for 10-25s: website, livechat and therapy sessions that don't need a professional referral.
  • Chat Health
    A confidential text messaging service for 11-19 year olds to contact their local school nursing team.
  • Services for Young People
    Contact a youth worker or personal adviser for one to one and project groupwork support.
  • LGBT+ Multicultural Project
    A Services for Young People project for young people aged 13-17 who are black, Asian, ethnic minority or refugee, and who also identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or who are questioning their sexuality or gender.
  • The Mix
    Leading support service for young people under 25, in the UK.

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Research from around the world tells us there are 5 things we should do more to boost our wellbeing and mood.


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Enjoy the moment. Taking some time to observe what’s happening
around you and to understand your thoughts and feelings, improves


Learn the fundamentals of meditation to keep you calm, focused and relaxed.

High quality videos on meditation and relaxation.

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Keep learning. Challenge yourself and try something new to keep your
brain active and improve your wellbeing.

Hertfordshire Libraries

Borrow your favourite books, ebooks or audiobooks and discover a lot more...

Healthy weight
Information on diet, sugar intake, healthy recipes and helpful apps.

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Carry out acts of kindness. Doing something for someone else, whether
big or small, can increase your happiness.


The UK's only online platform dedicated to connecting young volunteers with the causes they care about.

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Exercise often. Even small amounts of exercise you enjoy can boost
your mood and lower rates of depression and anxiety.

Keep active

How to keep moving at home, at school and in your local community.

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Spend time with others. Feeling valued and close to friends, family, work
colleagues or neighbours is important for wellbeing.