Young people’s resources

Watch our series of animated videos based on the mental health resilience workshops from our young people's programme. Each video focuses on a topic that young people have highlighted as important to them and supports building their resilience through suggested tools and techniques. Some animations have downloadable worksheets which will allow young people to review what they have learnt, and explore ways to improve their resilience.

Note to those working with young people

These films are suitable for young people aged 14-18. They could be shown as part of a lesson on health and wellbeing or could be used to encourage broader discussions around mental health and resilience.

What is resilience?

Video 1

We hear the word ‘resilience’ all the time, but what does it really mean? We can learn by looking at what resilience is and isn’t, as well as why it’s important for our mental health.

Your attitude & resilience

Video 2

Getting through the ‘not so fun’ times can feel hard when we don’t feel in control. Here we look at how making a conscious effort to improve our attitude can help us regain control and take positive action.

Stress

Video 3

Too much stress can be unhelpful. It can shut down our ability to think clearly. We look at what happens to our brain when we feel stressed and how we can manage it by encouraging new ways of thinking.

Curiosity

Video 4

Often underestimated, curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness. We explore how having a curious mindset and attitude can help us to be more open to new ideas and ways of doing things.

Enemies of curiosity

Video 5

There are things that can stop us from being curious. Here we explore ways to notice these ‘enemies’ and the role we can play in changing our thinking, allowing us to make better happier decisions.

Inner critic & inner coach

Video 6

Have you ever noticed how you talk to yourself? We look at helpful ways to ‘turn down’ your inner critic and ‘turn up’ your inner coach.

Dealing with social pressures

Video 7

Ever find yourself doing things because other people want you to do them, rather than because you want to? Here we look at techniques that you can learn to resist this pressure and cope when it builds.

Friendships & dealing with conflict

Video 8

Our relationships with other people can affect our self-esteem, both in a positive and a negative way. Friendships don’t always go smoothly. Here we look at ways to support you during these times.

Juggling time

Video 9

Juggling everything you have to do in a day can be difficult. Is multi-tasking the best way to deal with this? We look at ways of managing your tasks so you can feel like you have achieved more and feel calmer.