NEW LIVESTREAM ALERT!!!!! Summer holidays are stretching out ahead and if self-harm has ever been a part of your story you might be dreading it. The Alumina team are back to talk about the practical and emotional challenges of living with scars when summer hits. Join us via Youtube on 18th July 7.30-8.15pm
This time we’re focusing on the importance breathing can have on calming our anxiety. Here’s just a few techniques you can try ahead of your exams, so if you need them you already know how to use them. You can watch the whole of our YouTube session on exam anxiety by following the link on the carousel.
Following on from our managing exam anxiety YouTube session, here's a few tips around grounding yourself- a great technique you can learn to bring yourself back into the present and regain control over your anxiety. Remember you can watch(or re-watch) the whole 45 min session via the link on this carousel.
Arghh exam time is here!! How are you doing? If you missed our YouTube chat with the Youthscape mental health team around managing exam anxiety then not to worry- here's the recording!! Full of loads of practical help to manage the stress of exam time including tips on how to regain control over your anxiety and step into this time with the tools you need to keep your cool.
Finally in part 3 of the THREE THINGS you can do if your struggling with self-harm series, we look at the importance of talking and reaching out to others for support. As people we need connection with others (even if we don’t feel like we do), it’s how we’re designed and even though it can be daunting, talking can make all the difference.
THREE THINGS you can do if you’re struggling with self-harm part 2 is all about our feelings. One moment you’re happy, the next you’re anxious, the next you’re angry. Sometimes it can feel like our feelings are taking over and we’re not in control of them, but have you ever wondered what is going on in your brain and how you can regain a sense of control?
Next in our series is THREE THINGS you can try if you’re struggling with self-harm. As with all our videos, we want to give you a range of practical things you can try, alongside helping you understand a little more around why you feel the way you do. Firstly, recognizing you need some support right now and even wanting to watch this video is a fantastic step...we hope it helps.
Here’s THREE THINGS you can do if anxiety is taking over. Argh we all hate to feel anxious don’t we. Trouble is - anxiety is an essential human emotion. Part one is all about creating a pause moment to take a breath, find some calm in the chaos and let some of the water out of our emotional bath tubs.
Oh yes, it's THAT time of year again when it's perfectly acceptable to eat our weight in mini eggs (hooray!)! But if you're feeling a bit bored, looking for a little something to do this Easter holiday and fancy getting your baking on...then here's a few new things you can try! Basically it turns out you can add these awesome eggs to pretty much ANYTHING and turn it wonderfully Easter-ey (not a real word)!
Ahhh Spring is in full swing, the flowers are popping, the leaves and birds are returning and there's basically baby animals everywhere we look!!! But how is this a good thing for our mental health and general wellbeing? Well (like a tortoise!) after the dark winter months of hibernating inside, Spring can give us a much needed boost of positivity
Weather a little bleak outside? Reluctant to leave the warmth of the duvet and feeling the urge to snuggle down with some warming tunes? Well, here's a collection of chilled out snuggly tunes to accompany any autumn/winter day. Also remember to check our other playlists to suit whatever mood you’re in.
Have you ever wondered why we cry and what it actually means? Tears are an unusual part of being human and experiencing emotion, aren’t they? Often it just feels like an outpouring of the big emotions we’re feeling inside, appearing both when we’re sad and so happy that we just can’t stop laughing (we’ve all been there!). Well, here’s just a few thoughts for you...
Self-harm is something you would’ve heard about, but let’s be honest, it’s one of those subjects that raises lots of questions. What exactly is self-harm and why do people turn to it as a way of coping? Here’s a short video explaining some basic facts around self-harm and some tips around how to help.