Self-care strategies are a great way to help
young people look after themselves, especially
during times of change or challenge. While it’s
not always easy to get into the habit of self-care,
developing a routine can make a big difference
to a young person’s wellbeing and help them be
more resilient during tough times.
In this video clip, young people share how they
have used self-care strategies such as taking
photos, talking to others, spending time in
nature or reading a book as part of caring for
Students are able to identify and apply selfcare strategies to support their wellbeing.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- identify self-care strategies they are currently
using in their life
- examine other self-care strategies that would
be useful in their life
- identify digital tools and apps they could use
to support self-care.
As a class group, watch the video clip ‘Self-care’.
- Ask the students to trace their hand on a piece of paper and write up to five self-care strategies they are currently using in their
life (one strategy for each finger). For ideas, check out:
- Ask the students to walk around the room and share their strategies
with their classmates.
- Students are then to write on a second drawn hand outline, five new self-care strategies they feel they could use. Students can use examples
from the video clip, ReachOut.com or other students.
- As a class group, discuss the following question:
How do we decide which self-care strategy is appropriate for us?
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