Coronavirus

Check out the Worcestershire Blues Team podcast with some top tips to help you to come out of lockdown, recorded as part of our Futureproof campaign 2021. 

Find a new hobby

If you find yourself feeling bored at home, now is the perfect time to take up a hobby and improve your skills. Why not try an online course, learn a new language or try out photography (check out our Marketing and Communications Assistant’s pdf photography blog (896 KB)  for some hints and tips). Take a look at our  pdf Ideas for Young People page (1.20 MB)  and our What’s On Guide for inspiration. 

Are you interested in journalism?

It is important to know the basics and to practice your writing skills. Check out our pdf ten top tips for writing a good article (781 KB) .

We are looking for 11-17 year-olds from the Malvern Hills District to contribute articles to our annual newsletter for young people, The Inbox. The Inbox is published on our website and goes out to all five high schools in the district.

If you have an idea for a story, we can provide you with support to turn that into an article, which will look great on your CV or higher education application. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your story ideas and someone from our communications team will be in touch. Please get your parent’s permission before contacting us and include their name and email address or telephone number in your email to us.

illustration of girl meditating Mental Wellbeing

 

Illustration of girl playing netball Physical Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing

Do you feel body confident? In this Body Confidence video Natasha from Malvern Youthy talks about how the pressures of society and the media can affect the way you feel about yourself. She has a number of activities you can do to feel more confident about the way you look.

Watch the 'dove evolution' video mentioned in this talk.

Our Health and Wellbeing Officer has produced this short video to show you an easy and quick stress relief technique on YouTube, handy for exam periods and results day!

Here are some services that are there to help:

  • CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) – A website created for young people to pool together lots of helpful resources to support your mental health and wellbeing.
  • The Blues Programme, Action for Children - gives students the support you need to understand how you’re feeling. It helps you to build resilience and reduces low mood, depression and anxiety. The Blues Programme work with schools on six week courses and you can find out more about their work on the Action for Children website.

     

  • The Reach4Wellbeing Team is part of Starting Well Service which is run by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. It promotes and supports emotional wellbeing for children and young people aged 5-19 years old. They offer short-term group support programmes for those experiencing emotional difficulties, specifically anxiety, low mood and self-harm. 
  • Coping with exam stress - Preparing for exams can be stressful and you might have feelings of anxiety or worry. For tips on how to manage these feelings, visit Studentminds or childline advice for exam stress.  
  • Mind offers 14 ways to beat exam stress on their website.
  • Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment without becoming overwhelmed by what’s going on around you. It can have many health benefits including reduce stress, lower blood pressure and more. Why not go on a Take Notice Mindfulness walk with our Wellbeing Officer Rachel with our YouTube video.
  • Bullying - All types of bullying is unacceptable, whether it is at school, at home or at work. It can be hard to speak out. For support, visit the National Bullying and Cyber Bullying websites. 
  • Support for under 25s- Visit themix.org.uk for support and advice on a variety of topics, including mental health, LGBTQ+, travel, relationships and more. The Mix is a UK based charity that provide free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.
  • Kooth – an online mental wellbeing community for young people aged. Free, safe and anonymous online support.
  • Young Minds - know more about how you’re feeling, get information about a mental health condition or find out what support is available for you.
  • If you feel like you are struggling and need to seek help, support is available for people of all ages and backgrounds.The NHS has a list of helplines and support groups that can offer expert advice.

Physical Wellbeing

Visit our Get Active page for more information on our upcoming programmes.

  • Exercise - Children and young people should aim to do at least 60 minutes of moderate exercise a day across the week. For those who have enjoyed following Joe Wicks and his daily lockdown workouts, visit his YouTube channel for more home workouts.

Visit our Health and Wellbeing page for more information.

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