Mindfulness meditation is about being aware of and acknowledging our present thoughts and actions. It helps with decision-making, as well as increasing calmness and encouraging us to think and feel more compassionately. Smiling Mind make all this portable and convenient...easy! Download their app or audio for yourself (called the Individual Program) or if you're a teacher, there's the Education Program for classes or groups. Smiling Mind is in partnership with Monash University and has programs for all ages, from seven years to adults.
All Right? is a social marketing campaign from Christchurch, NZ designed to get people thinking about mental health and wellbeing during recovery. The campaign encourages people to connect and support each other to boost well being. On the website you can suggest tips about what makes you feel alright. It's an easy way to share and get ideas about ways of dealing with difficult situations. You can also order a range of inspirational posters and brochures.
headspace is a national organisation, aimed at helping young people between 12 - 25 get back on their feet.
Address the Stress
New Zealand Red Cross sent an iPhone around New Zealand to collect tips on dealing with stress and have compiled them all on a new website. Even us Aussies may recognise a few faces! Address the Stress is a place for young people to find tips for getting through hard times and to share their own tips.
Kids helpline is available 24 hours a day for young people needing someone to talk to.