Be active- Go for a walk or run join the running club, GAA, tag rugby, camogie or soccer. Step outside go for a ‘dander’, play a game or dance to your favourite song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcrbM1l_BoI, or even discover a new activity- like zumba, pilates or hot yoga!
Take notice of things around you be curious, be aware of yourself, be aware of others and pay attention to others. Open your eyes girls and notice the positive welcoming world around you.
Get involved- Have a say contribute in your classes, get involved in discussions and what’s happening in your life. Look for opportunities to make your voice heard and listened to! It might give you a sense of accomplishment which will boost your confidence http://bit.ly/1evLOGW
Give a helping hand. Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone or even smile, after all a “smile goes miles”. Volunteer your time girls, help each other with homework, study tips and ways of coping with the stress that comes with exams. Join a group or the extracurricular activities available in the school “what’s that coming over the hill its Ms Mills GAA team”
For more information on your five a day for mental health take a look at http://www.foroige.ie/sites/default/files/Youth%20Mental%20Health%20Resource.pdf