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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 activity
Connect with nature tree illustration
Activity pack: Activities on the theme ‘connecting with nature’, helping you to be mindful of your mental health and protecting it by looking to nature for ideas.
Lockdown resources
Illustration of a family happily playing a game
Resource library: Trying to adjust to life during lockdown? Our Lockdown Resource section has ideas, games, videos, guidance, stories and activities for young people and their families.
Social media and mental health
A graphic of an ambivalent face on a phone screen
For anyone who may be struggling to cope with managing their online life, Our Time has gathered a collection of simple tips to protect your mental health.
Who are the superheroes in your life?
Superhero banner - An illustration of an old woman reimagined as a superhero
In recognition of the everyday superheroes we all know, Our Time has created some suitably heroic activities that young and old can enjoy from their home. Excelsior!
Create puppets and put on a show
A photo of a wild looking sock puppet
The best thing about puppets though is that absolutely anyone can create them in their home to bring characters, stories or great designs to life!
Alice and Emily’s story
Still from Alice and Emily drama featuring the two title characters
Video: These two short videos follow the story of sisters Alice and Emily. Emily is Alice's big sister, and she's been looking after their mum who has a mental illness for years.
What is stigma?
Video still of Ambeya Begum discussing the topic of stigma
Video/Info: Find out about stigma, what it is, and where it comes from.
Will I inherit my parent’s mental illness?
Two young people talking about mental illness
Videos/Info: Most children and young people worry that they may develop or ‘catch’ the same illness as their ill parent - but you cannot catch a mental illness from anyone.
What causes a mental illness?
young carer at a workshop
Video/Info: Did you know mental illness usually happens as a result of a combination of different things, rather than just one single cause?