for looking after your mental health
'We’re a group of young people who have spent time together talking about mental health and how it affects us. We’ve been thinking about how to help ourselves manage our mental health and how to help our friends when they’re struggling too. So we’ve come up with a set of LifeHacks to help you and your friends to keep mentally healthy!
After all, Mental Health is something you DO, not something you HAVE. We want to help you and your friends take action for positive mental health.'
To help get the message out to even more young people about this great resource, we’ve re-designed the Life Hacks! Here is the new: LIFEHACK Poster.pdf
Other LifeHacks Resources:
LifeHacks for supporting your mental health:
Little Book of Mental Health LifeHacks
The LifeHacks - Looking after yourself.pdf is packed with ideas and links to support your own mental health and includes true stories from people who’ve tried them out. This booklet has all the details and is great to share with others who need it.
'These life hacks have made a positive difference to my wellbeing. When I feel low in mood its easy for me to forget the simple steps I can take to look after myself, glancing at the life hacks reminds me of a plan to move forward.'
Somerset Young Person
LifeHacks for supporting a friend's mental health:
Little Book of Mental Health LifeHacks to support a friend
The LifeHacks - Looking after a friend.pdf is packed with ideas and links to support your friend's mental health and includes true stories from friends who’ve tried them out. This booklet has all the details and is great to share with others who need it.
To help get the message out about this great resource, we’ve made these helpful A3 posters and a handy postcard version too.
'An important thing I forget to do when supporting a friend is to do fun things with them and not simply discuss mental health. From spending time with my friend and not just talking has meant that our friendship has grown stronger and both of us feel happier.'
Somerset Young person
We would like to thank Somerset Public Health, The Unstoppables, Somerset Members of Youth Parliament, Somerset CAMHS Participation Group, 2BU, Frome College, Bishop Fox’s school and Somerset Leaving Care Team for all their contributions in support of this piece of work
All documents are the copyright of Somerset County Council and should not be distributed without prior consent
Information for schools: Hard copies of the posters and postcards are available free of charge. To arrange collection (from Somerset County Council or from a Somerset GP Practice) please contact Louise Finnis, (we are unable to post resources due to funding)
If you have any comments or feedback about the LifeHacks please email Louise Finnis, Health Promotion Manager - Mental Health,