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Self-care support over the summer holidays

Practical tools for support

This resource covers:

Tips and practical tools to help your pupils look after their mental health over the summer and feel positive about the upcoming holidays.

10 ways to celebrate the year


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Celebrating achievements lesson plan


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Preparing your pupils for the summer holidays


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More about self-care

‘Self-care’ is a phrase you’ve probably come across, but what does it really mean? Judging by what we see in adverts or on social media, we might think it’s all about candles, yoga and luxury bath bombs. We might think it costs a lot of money and takes a lot of time. And we might feel like it isn’t for us. But is that really all there is to it?

We've launched a campaign to scratch beyond the surface of self-care, looking at how self-care can help you, what to do when it feels impossible, and how you can find what self-care works for you.

Find out more about self-care

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