Resources

How to check if your friends are doing OK?

When a friend seems to be struggling or is experiencing challenges with their mental health, here are some resources that might help you to support them:

How to have a difficult conversation 

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt our relationships. Here are some useful resources on how to dive into these tough talks by reframing your approach.

Affirmation and self-help, meditation and mindfulness

Meditation is a simple practice available to all which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity, and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly.

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Balancing Rocks

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How to get involved in volunteering

Every day, an estimated one billion volunteers make a difference to the people and communities where they live and work. By volunteering, you can help to improve life in your community and also make new friends and colleagues. Here are some useful resources to make the first step: 

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How to build confidence and overcome social anxiety
 

Sometimes we can feel stuck in a cycle of anxiety which affects our confidence and ability to take opportunities or make new friends. Here are some articles with advice on how to overcome anxiety:

How to make a difficult decision in your career or education

Decision-making can be stressful. Here are some tips on how to approach making tough decisions when it comes to your future.

Mental health, including dealing with depression, anxiety, loneliness, disempowerment, and/or frustration

It’s important to take care of yourself. Here are some useful resources to help you look after your mental health and support others around you.