Wellbeing & self care

This page is designed to give you heaps of great tips and ideas on how you can take care of your health & wellbeing when faced with challenges during the COVID-19 period when you may be self-isolating at home.

This is a great space in a chaotic world to take a break and have some time out.  

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What you can find on this page

You can find videos about self-care, information about mental health and activities to try out that can increase your feelings of calm and relaxation.  This page includes videos, quotes, tip sheets and even some activities that you can save on your phone and laptop or print out if you want to.

We will update this page regularly so make sure to keep checking it out every week for new content to be uploaded regularly!

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Wellbeing at Home

Young people and their families can sign up for our new free online support module.

Simply sign up with your email address and receive a weekly email with tips, advice, videos and content that you can watch and use from home, about taking care of your health & wellbeing.  Each week will have a different theme around mindfulness, health, staying positive and managing stress.

REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y7ucnbzo 

Or contact kate.james@banyule.vic.gov.au or 9457 9929

At-home mindfulness and meditation ideas

Mindfulness is when we live in the moment – where our mind is not busy thinking about the past or the future, but in the present.  Meditation is a great way to practise mindfulness.  Meditation does not have to be complicate for difficult.  For some people, it can be as simple as just breathing deeply.  Our breath can help calm our body.  Long, deep and slow breaths are great for calming us or “bringing us back into the moment”.

Want to learn more?  Watch these great videos below and download the Smiling Mind App.  It is free and designed to help young people learn about mindfulness and meditation!

How to practise mindfulness

Smiling Mind: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Mindful Colouring

Art and colouring are GREAT ways to practise mindfulness. When we colour-in we are only focusing on what we are doing in the moment and not on other things.

You don’t need to have a colouring book to colour-in.  Check out these apps that you can download for free on your own to colour on your phone or print out the pdfs. we have saved below.

Online colouring

An app that you can download to colour on your phone: https://www.colorfy.net/

If you have an apple product then you can also download: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/happy-color-color-by-number/id1407852246 

Support

Our youth workers are available to provide 30 minute support sessions online or on the phone to young people, parents and families. For more information click here.

We have a range of other support information which include:

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