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Welcome to Week 2

Welcome to Week 2: An introduction to improving a young person's mood and wellbeing though sleeping, eating and physical activity.

Hello and welcome back. This week we’ll explore some of the simple steps you can take to help to improve a young person’s mood and wellbeing. These include encouraging changes around:

  • Sleeping
  • Eating
  • Physical activity

As children become older and more independent, they have to become more responsible for making decisions about day to day life. They may decide for themselves what time to go to bed, and what to eat for lunch. It’s right to give teenagers this responsibility. They need to find out what happens if they don’t get enough sleep, or don’t eat well. However, it’s still useful for parents and teachers to be able to provide some structure to help teenagers to make good decisions.

Later in this session we’ll be reviewing your homework from Week 1; the sleep diary.

Course tip

Don’t forget that between 16 November and 18 December, Dr Michelle Lee and your course mentors, Laura and Will, will be supporting the course discussions. Click on the link in their profile to follow them.

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