Encourage self-care

Provide information on mental health self-care including ways to support general wellbeing. Be clear about how to reach out if needs escalate.

Further description

Offer options

Different things work for different people, so suggest a variety of options.

Help young people find what works for them

Encourage people to try things out and change what they’re doing if it’s not helping.

Be clear on when self-care is appropriate and when to get more help

Self-care is not always appropriate and should not be seen as a substitute for professional support. Be clear on when to get more help.

Make it easy to reach out

Provide clearly visible information about how to get professional help alongside self-care strategies.


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