Let’s tackle stress together this Mental Health Awareness Week!
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is stress. The Girlguiding’s Girls’ Attitudes Survey shows that 74% of girls aged 11-16 often feel stressed out about school, college or work. Here’s how you can help tackle the problem and spread the word about mental health.
1. Book a Think Resilient session
Help girls cope with the stresses of everyday life, build their resilience and boost their mental well-being by giving them a safe space to talk about everything from bullying to body confidence with their peers. Book a session for your unit today!
2. Boost your self-esteem
Did you know 65% of girls aged 17-21 often feel like they’re not good enough according to Girlguiding’s Girls’ Attitudes Survey*? Free Being Me sessions have been developed with WAGGGS and the Dove Self-Esteem Project to grow girls’ body confidence and self-esteem. Help give girls one less thing to stress about and book a session for your unit.
3. Become a peer educator
If you’re aged 14-25 and want to help boost the mental well-being of girls and young women across Scotland by running interactive sessions like Think Resilient and Free Being Me then find out how you can become a peer educator today!
4. Top tips for feeling fantastic
Speaking of Peer Education, make sure you check out peer educator Katie-Rebecca’s vlog where she shares her top tips for dealing with pressure and feeling good about yourself.
5. Plan a self-care evening
Check out this blog from leader Lesley all about how to have your very own self-care night with your unit. From pampering to reaching out to others, this is a great way to encourage girls to take care of themselves and their mental health.
Find out more
*Check out the Girlguiding Girls’ Attitudes Survey here.