All children and young people have the right to feel safe. For tips on how to stay safe and happy and information about services that can support you, check out the following fact sheets:
It’s also important for you to know how to look out for your wellbeing. One way to feel calm, happy and less stressed is to include activities into your daily routine that support wellbeing. For examples of what you could do, check out this
wellbeing activities for students booklet (PDF, 6.7MB).
Looking out for your mental health
It is normal to feel stressed, sad, angry, worried or down sometimes—especially during times of uncertainty or following a traumatic event. There are many things that you can do to support your mental health, including:
- getting regular exercise
- doing things you enjoy
activities (PDF, 6.7MB) that support your wellbeing
- eating healthy and nutritious food
- getting enough sleep.
But sometimes, even if you are doing everything you can to look after your mental health, you still don’t feel good, and you may want some extra help. It is important to know how and when to ask for help if you need some additional support.
Are you a young carer?
A young carer is a person under 25 years of age who provides support and care to a family member or a friend who has disability, a mental health issue, alcohol or other drug problem, chronic or terminal illness, or who is frail or cannot look after themselves. A young carer may also be caring for their own child.
As a result of COVID-19, changes to the way support agencies provide services may mean that you have become a young carer for the first time. If you were already a young carer, you may now have additional responsibilities as agencies your family were accessing support from may now be providing services differently.
Either way, you may be facing additional challenges at this time. It’s important to ask for support and advice from staff at school or the support agencies listed in the
You Care We Care fact sheet (PDF, 287KB).