Rest and relaxation
Below are some links to relaxation exercises and ideas which may be helpful, and fun to do. There are also apps such as Calm and Headspace, which have a cost but also have some free tasters. There are loads to choose from on Youtube so it also may be a matter of finding the one you enjoy.
- Five-minute body scan relaxation exercise to help with tension in your body.
- Save the Children's drama-based relaxation exercises, part of their global Healing and Education through the Arts (HEART) program for children living in stressful situations.
- How to make a self-soothe box that contains things that ground you, make you feel more relaxed and reduce symptoms of panic, anxiety or low mood.
- Tips to help you take time out from Young Minds. Some of these suggest walking or move around so talk to your mum or dad about how you can adapt them for what you are able to do.