Wellbeing support over the school holidays
It’s been a big year and this guide provides tips to continue looking after your mental health and wellbeing over the school holidays and services to reach out to if you need support.
– make it fun!
Feeling it: mindfulness resources and activities for students. Smiling Mind gives you tips on looking after yourself, understanding and managing emotions, being mindful, being
kind to yourself, navigating uncertainty and preparing for change.
You may find that these actions are not enough to look after your mental health. Here are some signs you may need some support.
Keep an eye out and seek professional help for changes that last two or more weeks such as:
You and your friends are most likely to turn to each other for support before seeking out an adult or service provider. You and your friends can support each other by:
Having these types of conversations can be difficult. Information on how to support a friend is available on the headspace website: How to help a friend going through a tough time.
We are also approaching the first anniversary of the 2019-2020 summer Eastern Victoria bushfires. The anniversary may trigger worry or anxiety levels that are similar to what was experienced during the event. For more information: