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
Sometimes it can tough for the adults around us to understand how to best support us, especially around something as difficult as self-harm. Maybe there’s those in your life that you just wish could understand what’s going on a bit better… We’re holding a live YouTube event for parents, teachers ..in fact anyone supporting YOU who could find it helpful to know more.
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.
Life doesn’t always work out as planned and sometimes tough things come along that TOTALLY knock us off course. We all face giants and these come in ALL SORTS of forms (from waking up feeling low through to struggling with bullying, illness etc etc), but how do we stand tall and turn the story around?
Feeling defeated by life can come from all kinds of experiences, from the bigger events like bereavement or loss, through to disappointments and changes. So, how do we recover when life throws us a devastating blow? Jenny reflects on how we can respond when we feel broken, by looking at the story of Naomi