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

Get more information about Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 here and check out our #MHAW18 Pinterest board packed full of top tips for relaxing.

*Check out the Girlguiding Girls’ Attitudes Survey here.