Here's some weekly practical tips and skills from Wyndham City Youth Services to help you with a little self-care.

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Skin Care

Our skin can be a reflection of our mental health. A lot of us can see skin breakouts, acne, sensitivity, dryness and even redness when we are stressed or overtired. It’s important for us to take care of our skin plus it’s fun and nice to treat ourselves.

Other ways you can take care of your skin if you don’t have time to regularly use skin care is; drinking water to keep your skin hydrated, get a good night’s sleep, do some exercises and eating nutritious foods. This will help your skin glow.

Watch this quick video of Youth Services staff showing a quick skin care routine.

Have a safe and happy week 😊

Music: Beach by Jeff Kaale

Games

Playing some games with family or friends and just having some fun can be great for your brain’s health.

Playing board games and online gaming can be beneficial for behaviour and social connections and improve your self-esteem.

It's also important to make time for yourself and the company that you enjoy when you all get together and have some fun.

Gamers Den is a social program for that runs every week during the school term for young people between the ages of 12 to 17 years.  

If you’re interested in joining them online, click the links for more info:

Gamers Den Point Cook:  https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/gamers-pc

Gamers Den Manor Lakes:
https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/gamers-ml

Have a safe and happy week

Music: Beach by Jeff Kaale

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!  Youth Services hope you have a fun and safe holiday break.  We also wanted to let you know that we are now bringing you our Healthy Mind Mondays self-care tips every fortnight – so keep a lookout!

To celebrate, here’s a video of some of our favourite self-care strategies used during 2020.

Remember to stay safe and take some time out for some self-care over the school break and get out and have some fun!  We can’t wait to see you in term 3!

Music: Beach
Musician: Jef Kaale

Baking During Lockdown

We hope you are having a great start to your week and aren't feeling too bored at home.

This week’s Healthy Mind Monday Tip is to remind you to get out of your lounge room or bedroom and get into the kitchen and have some fun!  Baking can help you to take your mind off things and focus on the task at hand.

The process can be calming and let’s face it, the finished product is rewarding!  So get in the kitchen and start baking and treat yourself to some yummy snacks.

Pop Its

Pop Its are the new in thing for a lot of kids, young people and even adults.

Out with the fidget spinners and in with the pop its. The good thing about little items like these is that they can really distract you when you need it.

This allows you to concentrate on the task at hand and can keep you occupied for ages, helping lower feelings of anxiety.

These are great sensory items that can be used to calm people. Sensory tools promote regulation, improve focus and increase participation which can help with learning when used in schools

Overall sensory tools can help us to self-regulate which helps us in our daily lives.

Music: Beach
Musician: Jef Kaale

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