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Alone time

    Have you ever felt as if you are just fed up of people, humans, mankind everywhere? We have! Most of us find being with others can just what we need at times, but we also need our space and alone time once in a while.

    What you do during that time is up to you. Do something creative or arty, write, play on your Xbox. There’s loads of possibilities, just make sure you can relax and get a breather for a bit.

    Spending time on my own in my room…to take the time out to have some breathing space and say no to commitments…really taking a step back to give my mind a bit of recovery time.



    There isn’t much academic research in the area of self-care for young people who are living with mental health issues. We are trying to find out more about what works for different people so we can better advise other young people what to try.

    If you’ve tried this activity when you were struggling in relation to your mental health, please let us know if it helped you and how by clicking on the ‘Did this activity help you’ button.

Did this activity help your mental wellbeing?

If yes, why do you think it helped?

What would you say to other young people who are thinking of trying this?