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Tips for improving your students’ living conditions

A look at suggestions for helping to improve living conditions for your students.

In many situations, as we have seen in the previous steps, a young person’s living conditions will be out of their control.

Research has consistently shown desire for autonomy as a factor contributing to anxiety and stress. This suggests that the ability to exact some control over their immediate environment may have a positive impact on the young person’s wellbeing and sense of agency.

With this in mind, many of the tasks listed below present small and achievable challenges that the young person can complete daily.

PEP POINTS TASK suggestions

  • Making your bed before you go to school, so that it’s ready when you get back.
  • Tidying your room.
  • Staying on top of your personal hygiene.
  • Making your needs known to those around you in a calm manner.

Over to you

  • Can you share any task suggestions that you think could be beneficial for students?

Use the Comments to share your ideas.

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