Mental health, grief and self-care

Mental health is a bigger issue now more than ever, and children and young people are particularly affected as they deal with the effects of the ongoing Covid pandemic. With more than half of Scottish children having experienced bereavement of a close family member by the age of eight, dealing with grief and loss can also have a major impact on wellbeing.

For World Mental Health Day 2021, we asked the young people of Happy n Healthy Youth Activists and Springhall and Whitlawburn Youth Development Team to share their self-care tips. Thank you to everyone who contributed!