Mental Health & Wellbeing Booklet

This resource is a booklet with a collection of strategies for improving mental health and wellbeing, a list of youth support agencies and a section with templates to aid the completion of some strategies.

The target audience for this resource is anyone from aged 12+.

This resource is aimed at adolescents and encourages small changes in the user’s daily life and promotes healthy coping strategies to improve their mental health and wellbeing. In addition, it also aims to promote confidence in reaching for help not feeling able to deal with an issue on their own anymore. It aims to promote the idea of autonomy, self-management and control over wellbeing and simultaneously to discourage any feelings of shame or inadequacy that could arise when thinking about reaching for further help.

The booklet aims to satisfy the HWB 3-02a, HWB 3-03a and HWB 2-06a benchmarks in the Health and wellbeing curriculum and includes a combination of strategies in different areas:

  • Sleeping
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Self-esteem and body positivity
  • Socialising
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Online safety

This resource includes two versions of the booklet: a general version and an Edinburgh version. The Edinburgh version has all the content included in the general version with two added pages which provide contacts specific to the Edinburgh area.

For each version there is a PDF file and an editable Word file which allows edits to be made to make the booklet more useful to the user.

This resource is available under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license and has been made available on TES Connect which hosts a range of lesson materials for early years, primary, secondary, and special needs teaching.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Guidance Booklet on TES Connect

Header image is ‘A septembre sunset at Ras Jebel’ by Elyes Jaziri (Flickr), licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (modified)