Emotional Wellbeing

It is important to also look after your emotional health and wellbeing. Everyone feels happy and sad sometimes, but there are practical things that you can do to make yourself feel better:

  • Connect - make time for your friends and family, get to know new people in your school or street and keep good friends who have time to listen to you and have fun together
  • Take Notice - Take notice of the things around you, and how you are feeling. Think about what went well in your day and count your blessings
  • Give - helping someone else can make you feel better about yourself
  • Be Active - being active makes you feel good. Find an activity you enjoy doing and keep doing it (e.g. cycling, swimming or dancing)
  • Keep Learning - learning a new skill can make you feel good about yourself, confident and adventurous

If you are feeling worried or upset about something, it is important to talk to someone you trust. This could be a friend, parent or a trusted adult (e.g. a teacher, relative or family friend)

For more information about how to stay feeling good or help with difficult feelings visit

If you are worried, angry or sad you can talk to someone at Childline free on 0800 1111 or visit

For information about local counselling services and helplines visit


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