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Better mental health for all

Supported by Mind, SAMH and Inspire

Step one: identify the need

Happy or sad?

Make happy and sad faces to show others how you feel, and discuss where you might go for support.

Ages: 6 to 10½ | Takes: 30 minutes

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Take a shake break

Shake away your fears and doubts as we see how mindfulness can help us take our minds off our problems

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 1 hour

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Better mental health for all performance

Learn some lines to say that make a statement about recognising people who struggle with their mental health.

Ages: 8 to 14 | Takes: 30 minutes 

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Better mental health bingo

What’s been going on? Fill out your card the fastest to win by finding out how our friends manage their mental health.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 30 minutes

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Keepie uppie

Work together to stop the balloons touching the floor as we look at how a mental health issue can impact on your life.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 30 minutes 

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Inside the lines

Find out how common mental health problems can stand in the way of young people from all walks of life.

Ages: 10½ to 18 | Takes: 1 hour

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True or false

Show what you know about mental health as we bust the stigma surrounding the subject with some home truths.

Ages: 6 to 14 | Takes: 10 minutes 

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Step two: plan action

Five ways to wellbeing chatterbox

Do you know the five ways to wellbeing? Explore how they relate to your life with a chatterbox

Ages: 6 to 14 | Takes: 30 minutes 

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Wellbeing wheels

Create a spinning wheel to inspire others to boost their wellbeing.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Community wellbeing map

Identify services near you that promote positive wellbeing or support young people experiencing mental health problems.

Ages: 8 to 18 | Takes: 1 hour 30 minutes 

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Mindfulness time

Take a few moments to practice mindfulness with the help of some everyday objects.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 10 minutes

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I spidey spy

Use a spider’s web to identify some problems people face when it comes to mental health and come up with some solutions.

Ages: 8 to 18 | Takes: 1 hour  

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Step three: take action

Become a walk and talk ambassador

Get outside, go for a walk and use a chatterbox to start conversations about wellbeing

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 1 hour

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Organise a de-stresstival

Put on an event to show your community what you’ve learned about wellbeing and promote better mental health for all.

Ages: 14 to 18 | Takes: 4 hours

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Vlog or blog for better mental health

Share your thoughts and experiences to raise awareness and share ideas about looking after your wellbeing.

Ages: 14 to 18 | Takes: 4 hours

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Build a wellbeing box

Build a mood-boosting box full of positive messages and interesting items.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 4 hours

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Wellbeing sessions

Make wellbeing a part of your everyday and find time and space to take care of yourselves.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 1 hour

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Step four: learn and make more change

Make wellbeing connections

Get in touch with your local mental health charity to learn and make more change.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 2 hours

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Scouts got talent

Put on a performance to show what you’ve learned about mental health and what you’ll do next.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 4 hours

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Better mental health for all leaflets or posters

Share everything you’ve learned and suggest wellbeing tips with an eye-catching poster or leaflet.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 2 hours

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Better mental health for all postcards

Create a postcard to share what you’ve learned about mental health and give others some wellbeing tips.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 1 hour

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Step five: tell the world

Speak out for mental health

Invite your local decision maker to find out more about better mental health for all and share their plans of support.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 3 hours

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Become a mental health vlogger or blogger for a day

Share what you’ve learned to raise awareness and help others look after their wellbeing.

Ages: 14 to 18 | Takes: 2 hours

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Chatterbox trees

Show your decision maker how you’ve taken action to promote better mental health for all.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 2 hours

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Themes

Protecting our environment

With a little help from our friends at WWF, we’re fighting to protect our environment by restoring thriving habitats, bringing species back from the brink, and tackling root causes such as climate change.

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Ending homelessness

Partnering with Crisis and Simon Community NI, we’re enhancing young people’s understanding of the many factors that contribute to homelessness, and showing them how they can help end the problem for good.

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Supporting refugees and displaced children

We’re partnering with Save the Children to combat stereotypes, raise awareness of the issues displaced children face, build welcoming communities, and connect with Scouts in conflict-affected areas.

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Understanding disability

With support from the National Autistic Society, we’re helping our young people to become advocates for inclusion and build a more considerate world.

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Kindness in every community

Supported by the British Red Cross, we’re showing kindness to those who most need it at home and overseas – and we’re encouraging others to do the same too.

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