mental health

Health & Wellbeing

We have added a new section for youthworkers its our Health and wellbeing resources, We have been advacating on mental health for years now and wanted to provide some resources for youth workers on that and other healthy issues.

If you have something you feel would help youth workers around the globe and want to share it here please feel free to contact YWR via titter @youthworker facebook YouthWorkResources email of contact form on the website

On Keeping Quiet and Feeling Alone: A personal story for Mental Health Awareness month of May

by Laura Coward

A few years ago I met with a new personal trainer at my gym. Without any races coming up, I was having trouble sticking to a workout schedule. At least, that’s what I told him. We spent the first 20 minutes of the meeting laughing about the worst workouts/exercises we’ve paid to do, and then we verbally went through my medical history.

“Any injuries?” No. “Heart disease?” No. “Diabetes?” No. “Depression?” Silence.

Stress and Relaxation for youth workers

Part of our continuing series on mental health: Stress is a serious and debilitating condition that can affect anyone at any time in life. one of the most reported effects of stress is  inability to relax and often disturbed sleep. Youth Work can be a stressful profession and to help combat some of that stress I thought pointing you in the direction of some guided relaxation audio recording and some soothing music would help.

stress and relaxation

Mental Health activist talks about depression

“If someone in your life suffers from depression, you need to watch this video. If you don't think anyone in your life suffers from depression, you need to watch this video -- because you may not realize it if they do.” — Huffington Post

As a youth worker and former housing worker i have come across so many people with depression some of whom didn't know they were, or at least didn't have a name for it. i came across this video and just needed to share it with everyone. i hope if you or someone you know see this and find something useful.

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