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Wellbeing ideas for young people at home

Support for young people and their families

Here are a few ideas to help young people build the 5 Ways to Wellbeing into their home life


We have designed posters with suggestions of how to manage wellbeing whilst at home. Students trained as Wellbeing Ambassadors will recognise the 5 Ways to Wellbeing – CLANG

Children and young people can create their own personal 5 Ways to Wellbeing by printing off the action plan and filling it in with their own thoughts.  They may find it useful to read what is wellbeing? and why the 5 ways? to help with this. They could also print off our poster and put it somewhere for everyone in the home to see.

Below we have compiled some ideas and activities into a list, which includes links and attachments. This is just a start – there will be many more that you can think of and share with others. We would love to hear more ideas, you can email us at

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1. Connect


  • Create a support tree, which shows all the people in your life that you can reach out to, whether it’s friends, family, neighbours etc
  • Get in touch with a relative who may live alone.  This could be by phone or if they have Facetime, you could even sit down for a meal and Facetime each other, so you can chat as if you’re in the same room
  • Create a virtual book club with friends
  • Secondary school students could use the Houseparty App or Netflix Party (on Chrome browsers) to catch up with friends. You could also follow good news pages on Instagram
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2. Learn

  • New hobbies
  • A new language online
  • Play new board games
  • Store cupboard cooking
  • Practice playing an instrument or learn a new one
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3. Active

  • Create a favourite music playlist that you can sing and and dance along to
  • Go for a mindful walk in an open space and use your 5 senses
  • Create a home mini gym – this could include skipping rope / hula hoop / juggling balls
  • Try out some home yoga with Cosmic Kids Online or Yoga with Adriene
  • Tidy your bedroom and create a calm zone

4. Notice

  • 5 minute meditation / calm breathing
  • Create your own jar of happiness and fill it with messages about your favourite music, people, memories, books and places
  • Write wellbeing quotes on pieces of paper and place them round your bedroom – notice them every time you walk into your room
  • Create a ‘calm’ poster using magazine cut outs, drawings and words that make you feel calm and put it on your wall
  • Write a daily gratitude journal – 3 things you feel grateful for each day
  • Plant some seeds and watch them grow  –  for example a cress seed box
  • Slow down – think about your daily schedule & write it down if helpful, it is fine to take longer on things you usually rush through!
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5. Give

  • Write a note to someone who has helped you or been kind to you recently. Click here for our template.
  • Help with chores around the house
  • Give your time by listening to others and being there for them
  • Take a look at our Wellbeing Posters created by our Schools Partnership team. You can find the posters here.
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