Recent research showed that almost a third of 8-15 year olds said they were feeling more stressed now than they did before the pandemic. National Stress Awareness Day (3 November 2021) aims to help people recognise, manage and reduce stress. Using the suite from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) through Better Health wellbeing resources is the perfect way to inspire conversations about stress, and support young people by giving them the tools they need to manage their wellbeing.
Featuring videos co-created by young people, the flexible resources include engaging, bite-sized activities ranging from self-care techniques and healthy social media behaviour, to advice on how to get a good night’s sleep.
You can head to the School Zone to plan a lesson around National Stress Awareness Day and be sure to sign up to keep an eye out for new wellbeing resources that will be launching soon.