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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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