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What’s up challenge

 30 Day What’s Up Challenge

OneLife Suffolk are supporting the source with the 30 days What’s Up Challenge – It’s 30 things to support your emotional wellbeing! The campaign focuses on blowing away the winter blues! by setting 30 days worth of challenges! Via the source facebook!

We will be working hard with the source and health watch to make the 30-day challenge bigger than ever!

the source supported by Onelife Suffolk and Health Watch are rolling out the challenge to schools and any young person who wishes to take part in doing 30 simple things that can support their emotional wellbeing!

The 30-day challenge will encompass the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ that suggests that a small improvement in wellbeing can help to decrease some mental health problems and also help people to flourish. Taking actions such as:

  1. Becoming more active
  2. Giving
  3. Keep learning
  4. take notice
  5. connecting with others 

 

How do I get involved?

To join in with the Whats up challenge all you need to do is Follow The source facebook and get involved with the challenge which starts on the 1st of February. This year you can Win a Fitbit provided by us OneLife Suffolk, Each day a new challenge will be posted and its up to you how you want to complete these challenges Remeber You don’t have to complete all 30 challenges to win, but the more challenges you do the more chance you have of winning, and the more they will help you find ways to look after your emotional wellbeing – helping you to relax, chat about what’s on your mind, and feel more good about yourself.

you get to decide how you wish to complete each of the What’s Up Challenges – you will need to keep checking this page for information and ideas to help you complete them.

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What causes depression?

 Useful Apps

Screen Time

We all know that we are addicted to our phones, however, sometimes this can have a very negative impact on our wellbeing:

If you’re looking to reduce your screentime why not try the Moment app, this app allows you to track your screentime usage and limit your use of certain apps, for example, social media apps:

Android app

Apple app

Stay alive app

This app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in a crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Android app 

Apple app 

 Calm app

Calm is the leading app for meditation and sleep. Join the millions experiencing lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, masterclasses, and relaxing music.

Android app 

Apple app

 HeadSpace

Headspace is the simple way to reframe stress. Relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day. Plus, we have meditations on sleep to help you create the ideal conditions for a good night’s rest.

Android app 

Apple app 

Parents

If you concerned about your child’s mental health please see the emotional wellbeing gateway for advice about what best to do on contacts to help support you and your family.

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

The young minds Crisis messenger is there to offer 24-hour support to any young person in need. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258.

Our crisis messenger service could help with urgent issues such as:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Abuse or assault
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying
  • Relationship breakdown

Young minds website

Chat health

Aged 11-19? You can now text your school nurse on 07507 333356. 

ChatHealth is a service for you to text a Suffolk school nurse to ask for confidential help and advice on all kinds of health issues.

Including:

  • Sexual health
  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Bullying
  • Healthy eating
  • Smoking, drugs and alcohol
  • Self-harm
  • General health concerns

For more information about this service 

What can we can do to support young people?

Bec Wade, Healthy Lifestyle Services Manager, for OneLife Suffolk, outlines how you can support your child to feel better and live better, and how our programmes can help.

 Suffolk Libraries

Suffolk Libraries offer a wealth of information about how you can improve your mental health with support events and books that you may find useful.Libraries are a fantastic resource, not only for books and information but for community, friendships and fun too. So pop in to your local branch or go to there website for more information about what support they can offer you!

Please click here for more information

 

School support

Young people spend the majority of there time at school this makes it an extremely important area to get right in order to support young peoples mental health and wellbeing:

Please see the following resources and toolkits that can help schools with issues such as mental health with there students including ideas for 15-minute assemblies on the subject:

Time to change

Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s mental wellbeing

 

Support the campaign

If you work with young people in Suffolk, click HERE to download resources that may be helpful.

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