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Just as we look after our physical health, it’s important to look after our mental health.

Self-care is all about what you can do to help yourself feel better or to keep yourself feeling good. It’s a way that we can look after our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help your body and mind to relax, drift away, or be more energised.

This self-care plan walks primary-aged children through a series of steps, helping them create a simple self-care plan that works for them. It helps children identify activities that they can use to support their mental health. 

Some of the suggested self-care activities include:

  • music and dance
  • mindfulness
  • art

The resource was co-written by Anna Freud Centre experts and young people, who shared ideas on self-care strategies that work for them.

Download the self-care plan.

How will you use this resource?

Do you have any suggestions for future resources? if you have a question please email schoolsinmind@annafreud.org

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