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Being in the here and now

Being more in the here and now or ‘in the moment’ is sometimes referred to as mindfulness. You may have heard of it. It has roots in ancient Buddhist and …

Changing the way we think

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) shows us that the way we think is very closely related to the way we feel: So, if you change the way you think, you’ll also …

Finding ways to accept and be okay

In the previous Step, you read about Josh’s reaction to being unable to play football for at least three months. Were you able to come up with some new ways …

Review what’s been covered

Congratulations on completing Week 1. Throughout the Week, you’ll have spotted links to useful websites and further reading around that particular topic. In the next Step, there’s a list of …

Eating and exercise

You’ve explored how the body benefits from regular routines, and this is the same for eating and exercise. But both of these areas of life also benefit from variety. Eating …

The importance of modelling

Parents, carers and other adults who are supporting young people may find these next three Steps particularly useful. If you’re a young person working through the course you may find …

Keeping connected with others

These unusual times have meant that the way in which we connect and socialise, has changed drastically. Young people in particular may be missing this aspect of their lives and …

Bringing structure and variety to your day

Routines are an important part of life that keep the body prepared and ready for the day ahead. Restrictions brought about by COVID-19 may have disrupted many of your existing …

Good sleeping habits

Watch Dr Faith Orchard explain some of the processes involved in sleep, and how these can be affected when we’re feeling low. Sleep is hugely important for both our physical …

Further resources

Here’s a list of useful resources. Resources UK Government information on COVID-19 Please note these links take you to UK government advice; we recommend that you follow the advice of …

Thank you and goodbye

You’ve almost reached the end of the course. In the next Step, you’ll find a comprehensive list of websites and further reading, but let’s first recap what we’ve covered. In …

They say, you hear

Watch this video featuring Jack and Pete (both played by actors) speaking to each other. (Please note that this video was filmed prior to the pandemic and the lockdown guidelines). …

What this course will cover

Watch Dr Faith Orchard introduce this first week in the video. You can choose to work through the course Step-by-Step or dip into the parts you think you’ll find most …

What next?

Discover other useful resources in this final Step. Week 2 resources Positive Psychology website has further information about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Emerging Minds is a research network that aims …